Galería de arte

A gallery is a long room that is used to communicate other areas of the building. And to walk and exhibit works of art. Vatican City Gallery. East Corridor, Uffizi, Florence. Gallery In all the palaces there are generally galleries that serve these purposes as well as adjoining rooms to large salons. And in these, as in many other cases, they are decorated with great splendor and even luxury furniture is placed on them. The shelves covered with silk upholstery, embroidered in gold and silver and also covered in tapestries representing characters and original paintings of various sizes. The word gallery as an exhibition of works of art comes from the collections of paintings belonging to sovereigns, princes and even individuals, which were exhibited in the galleries of their palaces.

Among the first to obtain this name are:

The galleries of Florence: Gallery of the Academy of Florence; Uffizi Gallery.
Imperial Belvedere in Vienna.
Those of the princes of Liechtenstein and Estherazi.
The gallery of the Louvre.

Famous galleries There are many famous galleries both for their wealth and for the merit of their paintings, made by skillful masters in charge of decorating them.

In Italy

Farnese Palace of Rome. It is one of the smallest by its size in Rome but of great celebrity because of the richness of its decoration. In it, many mythological subjects are painted by the Carracci.
Fava Palace, in Bologna, where you can see the story of Aeneas, painted by the Carraci.
Magnani Palace, also in Bologna, which represents the story of Romulus, painted by the same authors.
cloister of San Miguel, in the same city and also painted by the Carraci.
Verospi, in Rome, painted by Francisco Albani and Sisto Badalocci.
Pámfilo, by Pedro Beretini.
Chigi, designated with the name Farnesino and in which Rafael painted the love story.
Maps that have their vaults adorned with 52 figures representing individuals of the Old and New Testament and the shelves and window sills are covered with arabesques where Rafael demonstrated the grace and diversity of his genius.

In Spain

Royal Academy of San Fernando.
Those of the old Convent of the Trinidad in Madrid, today disappeared.

In the rest of Europe Medici, Ala Richelieu, Louvre Palace, Paris.Hampto-Court, London.

  • In France there are also many famous galleries such as the Louvre Gallery. Its vault, although for a long time white, was adorned with coffered ceilings and rose windows by order of Napoleon I. The walls are covered with pictures of the most famous painters of all times. Also worth noting is the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles.
  • The Luxembourg Gallery, painted by Rubens, in which this skilled artist had placed the history of the Medici, then destroyed.
    In England there is a gallery in the Palace of Hampton Court, in London, ordered to be built expressly by King William III and Queen Mary, to place in it seven large paintings painted by Raphael and believed to have belonged to Charles I.
  • In Bavaria there is the famous gallery of Schleissheim Palace, also decorated with paintings by famous authors

Other destinations In the galleries not only art objects are exhibited, but there are also some dedicated to a scientific, historical, and / or documentary aspect, and numerous examples can be cited in this regard:

  • Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy of the National Museum of Natural History (France)

References The content of this article incorporates material from the Hispano-American Encyclopedic Dictionary of the year 1898, which is in the public domain