Pietro da Cortona and the monumental altarpiece of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza

Sant-Ivo

The altarpiece of the church, depicting St. Ivo Advocate of the poor, is a masterpiece initiated by Pietro da Cortona in 1660, and completed by his collaborators. The painting, which is large in size (8.25m by 3.75m ), shows clear signs of aging and is by now totally unreadable.

The intervention for the study and restoration taking place in the church itself is expected to last at least two years, and the restoration site will be open to visitors who will be able to follow all stages of the work.

In agreement with the State Archives, research will be conducted to find any existing documents concerning the history of the work of art and if necessary, they will also be restored. Contacts are underway with the proprietary institutions whilst at the same time looking for potential sponsors.


Andrea Sacchi and the Triumph of Divine Wisdom

palazzo_barberini

The recent study regarding two of the four versions on canvas of the subject that Sacchi painted between 1629 and 1632, frescoing one of the most beautiful baroque ceilings of Palazzo Barberini , inspired the project of an exhibition dedicated to the different versions, preparatory drawings, and diagnostic material. According to the project, the materials will be displayed in the same room that houses the fresco, prompting a stimulating comparison.

Contacts are underway with the proprietary institutions whilst at the same time looking for potential sponsors.


Masterpieces in S. Maria in Vallicella : the 15 paintings in the nave

Vallicella

The nave of the New Church, in the heart of historic Rome, hosts 15 major masterpieces of the Baroque period. The paintings were made between 1697 and 1700 by master painters of the school of Pietro da Cortona and Carlo Maratta – Lazzaro Baldi, Giuseppe Ghezzi, Daniel Seiteretc – and they represent the salvation of mankind through episodes of the Old and New Testaments.

The project idea is to set up a restoration site within the spaces of the convent, which will be open to the public for the duration of the conservative intervention that will last three to five years. It will be possible to follow the restorers’ work every day, and admire these masterpieces up close for the first time. Once the conservative intervention is completed, the paintings will again be placed several meters above the ground.

Contacts are underway with the proprietary institutions whilst at the same time looking for potential sponsors.