One new discovery for me on this trip to Rome was the Museo Pietro Canonica. Pietro Canionica (1869 – 1959) was a celebrated Italian sculptor, painter, and composer. It’s a wonderful small and free museum in the Villa Borghese Park. A quiet place to sketch from his brilliant sculptures.
“In 1937, he managed to obtain the concession to renovate … a 16th-century building” within the current Villa Borghese Park. “In exchange of the promise to donate his artworks to the city, he was allowed to use the historical building as home and studio, which he repaired and decorated at his own expense. The unusual architectural construction within the Villa Borghese gardens, called also “La Fortezzuola”, has been a museum since 1961 dedicated to his name, exhibiting studies, models, sketches, casts and original works of the artist. His wife donated the valuable furnishings and paintings found in their private section after her death in 1987.”
The address is Viale Pietro Canonica (Piazza di Siena) 2 – 00197 Roma.
– from October to May: 10:00 – 16:00 (last admission: 15:30);
– from June to September: 13:00 – 19:00 (last admission: 18:30);
Here is a gallery of my photos of the Museum interior:
A sculpture in the Museo Pietro Canonica.
Of course, I sell my work. If your interested in purchasing paintings, and supporting my endeavors, take a look at my online shop here.If you don’t see a specific painting you liked of mine in the shop, please inquire, I may just have not put it up.