Farnese Palace

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Farnese Palace,

in Rome, designed by Antonio da Sangallo (see under SangalloSangallo
, three Italian Renaissance architects, two brothers and their nephew. Giuliano da Sangallo, 1445–1516, designed the Church of Santa Maria delle Carceri at Prato and palaces in Florence. After Bramante's death Giuliano worked on St.
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) for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (Pope Paul III). It was begun before 1514 and, after the architect's death, was continued by Michelangelo and completed by Giacomo della Porta. Built of huge blocks plundered from ancient monuments, it is one of the most magnificent palaces of Rome. The great halls were decorated by Annibale Carracci and his pupils. After the extinction of the Farnese family it passed by inheritance to the king of Naples. Since 1874 it has housed the French embassy and the French school of archaeology of Rome.
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floor ticket hall while and passengers processed basement It was designed by William Edward Willink and Philip Coldwell Thicknesse, based on the Farnese Palace in Rome, and constructed of 180,000 cubic feet of Portland Stone.
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Farnese Palace: From The Renaissance to the French Embassy
Originally built in 1856 by banker Richard Naylor, it was based on the 16th-century Farnese Palace in Rome.
In the Farnese palace the two rows of real columns and arches were continued by an illusionistic ceiling painting, now lost, into a third level thronged with enthusiastic painted spectators.
(17) In addition to many public projects such as roads, bridges, canals and intersections, and the expansion of the Farnese palace and decoration of the Vatican rooms, Paul III Farnese had a developed aesthetic sense: "[Paul III] had Michelangelo plan the functionless left-hand palace on the Capitoline Hill in the interest of symmetry alone....
One of the things he did remarkably well was to portray grave-faced gentlemen at quarter length, as in his affectionate rendering of the miniaturist Giulio Clovio (Museo Nazionale, Naples), who procured him a lodging in the Farnese Palace in Rome, and his row of artists (Titian, Michelangelo, Clovio and Raphael) in the right foreground of the Minneapolis Cleansing of the Temple.
Strong describes the emblematic garden at Kenilworth, stuffed with many images of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester's, bear and ragged staff; Theobalds, where William Cecil, Lord Burghley, plotted the future of his brilliant younger son, Robert; Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire - "the house still stands, but the gardens have long since vanished"; Wimbledon House, constructed by Thomas Cecil, and known to have been inspired by the Farnese Palace at Capralola; and last but not least, Henry VIII's hunting p alace at Morden: Nonsuch.
38 Raffaelino da Reggio, Francesco's assistant from Guastalla, went on to decorate the Vatican, the Farnese palace at Caprarola and the freshly refurbished chapels of Roman churches.
This is not the place to survey the horse in Michelangelo's art, but one might mention the treatise he intended to write on the horse; two commissions for equestrian statues; the Battle of Cascina fresco that was to include an equestrian scene to complement the nude bathers; the equine coats of arms that grace the facade of the Farnese palace, the tomb of Julius II, and the reliquary balcony in San Lorenzo; the Marcus Aurelius statue that he made the centerpiece of the Capitoline Hill; the famous antique "Horse Attacked by a Lion," also
Designed by architects Willink & Thicknesse in Renaissance style it was as palatial as its Italian inspirations like Rome's Farnese Palace and replaced a much more mundane office in Water Street and Rumford Street.
The Farnese palace, an already impressive Roman townhouse while Alessandro served as Cardinal, underwent extensive reconstruction upon his election as Pope Paul III in 1534.

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