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“Don't miss Pietro Canonica's sculptures”

Museo Pietro Canonica
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Villa Borghese Bike Tour in Rome
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Owner description: The Museo Pietro Canonica, hidden in the greenery of the Villa Borghese, is an important example of the museological model of museums based on artist's houses, and in its integrity is one of very few examples in Italy. The museum collection consists primarily of works by Pietro Canonica: marbles, bronzes and original models, as well as a large number of sketches, studies and replicas which provide a complete journey through the evolution of this artist's works and is therefore an extremely interesting resource for learning about the creative and practical processes involved in creatying sculpture.
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Almost hidden away in the Borghese Gardens is this small but very interesting museum. Dedicated to the sculptures of early 20th century artist Pietro Canonica. Some stunning artworks, particularly the larger than life equestrian figure of Tsar Nicolas II and the Kemal Ataturk fresco. Entrance is free (donations accepted). Recommended.

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

After not being able to visit galleria Borghese we ended up visiting this museum. Very small compared to galleria Borghese but stacked with sculptures. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of sculptures on display. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

We stumbled upon this museum while walking in the Borghese Gardens after visiting the Borghese Gallery and were so pleased! It is a great small museum to see some great sculptures. It was quite interesting to see the works of Pietro Canonica and to see just how far his works made it around the world. The best part is that this museum was completely free!

1  Thank Lauren B
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

the works of Pietro Canonica, an early 20th century Italian sculpture. The museum was his home and workshop. Many of his subjects were historical figures of the early 1900 period. He has done extensive work for the Russian royal family,the Turkish government and also there are religious subjects. Most of the sculptures are his models of his completed works. Nice stop in the Borghese Gardens,no admission charge

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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

They display Pietro Canonica's work along with contemporary art pieces which is really interesting. I specially enjoyed. It's worthy to see and it's free!

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