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Tadini Fine Arts Academy

What to see in Lovere, Bergamo, Lombardy


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The Tadini Fine Arts Academy of Lovere houses a prestigious collection of antique art, which includes inter alia an important nucleus of works of Antonio Canova: the sketch in terracotta of religion for the Monument to Pope Clement XIII, the stele Tadini and a collection of over thirty engravings. The museum exhibits paintings by Lorenzo Veneziano, Jacopo Bellini, Francesco Benaglio, Gerolamo da Treviso, Paris Bordon, Bernardino Campi, Jacopo Palma il Giovane, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone, Gian Giacomo Barbelli, Thomas Pombioli, Liberale da Verona, Paolo Farinati, Antonio Balestra, Giacomo Ceruti said the Pitocchetto, Fra Galgario, Francesco Hayez, in addition to important collections of bronzes, drawings and porcelain.

Housed inside the neoclassical building that overlooks on the shores of Lake Iseo, was specially built on a project by Sebastiano Salimbeni, architect amateur, by Count Luigi Tadini (Verona, 1745 - Lovere 1829) to accommodate the art collections and in the adjacent Palazzo Barboglio, schools of music and drawing. The shipyard launched in 1820, was concluded in 1826. The building retains large parts of the original neoclassical decoration, as the friezes on the walls and ceilings painted by Luigi Dell was in 1826 in tempera on paper mounted on canvas, a technique used for the theatrical sets. Particularly valuable is the archaeological cabinet, with decorations in Pompeian style inspired by the parietal decorations found in the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Opening Period 2017: from Saturday 1 April to Sunday 29 October.

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