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Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome

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  • The sculptures of Pietro Canonica were not something I knew but I have probably seen some before, as have you. He lived to be 90 And was prolific. His studio in the Borghese park is a delightful free ...  more »
  • Pietro Canonica was a famed Italian sculptor in the early 20th century. He obtained the concession to renovate Villa Borghese, a 16th-century building owned by the City of Rome (villa Borghese include...  more »
  • Nice Museum not particularly well known But worth a visit in the heart of Villa borghese. The day when I went there was the presentation of a new exhibition and so my visit was slightly affected by this event but all in all I was able to visit obviously anything Museum although slightly conditioned. Advice about doing inaugurations during hours not open to the public.
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  • We didn't spend too long here. It was a free Sunday and we speed in to see what it was like. The busts were of good quality and the settings was great but there wasn't too much that actively held my attention. If I had paid I feel I would have been a bit miffed. As it was free perfectly nice and in s great surrounding.
  • Visit the Pietro Canonica Museum! Canonica (1869-1959) was a composer, set designer, artist, and sculptor, who envisioned in bas relief- fantastically so, in minute -even- nearly photographic detail, huge narratives of historic events. In sculpture. Canonica's horses, life-size and greater, are spectacular. View the Canonica marble sculpted portraits: of his family, generals, and Europe's aristocracy. See his working manquettes for massive works. Spend some time in his studio with his tools, visit his apartment, see his single narrow bed, music room with his grand piano, on which he composed opera scores. Tranquility is the feeling this visitor felt even in confronting the souls radiating from Canonica's sculptures. Beauty, strength, power, are to be found from this artist's hands, his sculptoral achievements. Canonica created commemorative tableaus. This viewer was in awe! There is no entry fee, for a contribution to help Rome's museums, the visitor may select from a selection of high-quality printed post cards. A wonderful experience.
  • One of the free museums in Rome. Worth visiting. I'm not even a big sculpture fan but I really enjoyed learning and seeing his life's work. Also very interesting to see here is the artists apartment, which they let you into every 30 minutes (for free). You can get a glimpse of how the old apartments were decorated and furnished. This little tour takes you upstairs to the artist's apartment and to the downstairs basement where more sculpture are held. On your own time you can also wander to the side apartment which is even older looking and even cooler in my opinion :) Enjoy your visit! Jordan
  • Nice place when you want peace and rest from people. I liked resting in the shadows of orange trees.
  • Very nice, quiet display of sculptures from many Era.
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