getting there: bus 64, stop Vittorio Emanuele/Navona
open: 8:30-19:30, closed Tuesdays, Christmas Day, New Years Day, May 1st
information: tickets are available from the Palazzo Spada or online and include the Perspective Gallery by Borromini
The gallery is situated on the first floor of the palazzo and the paintings are displayed in four rooms. Handy display cards give information on the art, sculptures and artists in each room.
Some of the works in the gallery are two paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi, Santa Cecilia, and the Madonna Nursing (only a handful of her work can be seen in Rome), il Baciccio's working of the famous ceiling in il Gesù canvas the Triumph of the Name of Jesus, and the Death of Dido by Guercino.
Cardinal Spada commissioned Borromini to modify the palace in the Baroque style and the gallery in the private courtyard is an amazing optical illusion of columns which seem to be disappear far into the wall but are only in fact are nine metres deep.
|Artemisia Gentileschi & Orazio Gentileschi|