Galleria di Palazzo Rosso, known as rosso due to its color, is one of the last built in the Strada Nuova, now Via Garibaldi . ... More
Galleria di Palazzo Rosso
Galleria di Palazzo Rosso, known as rosso due to its color, is one of the last built in the Strada Nuova, now Via Garibaldi . It was built in the seventeenth century, for the Ridolfo brothers and Gio Francesco Brignole Sale. In 1874, the Duchess of Galliera, the last of the line in her family, donated the building and the art collections to the city. There was a particular obligation on the city to make the official noble apartment into a museum. The splendid rooms are sumptuously decorated with frescoes by Ligurian artists, from the seventeenth century like G. De Ferrari, D. Piola, A. Carlone and B. Guidobono. There are works from the 15th to the 17th centuries including sculptures, mirrors, porcelain and paintings. Among the masterpieces on display, there are paintings organized in chronological order and by school of art. There is also an important photographic archive with more than 200,000 photographs. Valuable for their historical and artistic value, they illustrate the history of Genova and Liguria from the middle of the nineteenth century until today.
My ticket was for all three galleries (rosso, bianco and the one whose name I can never remember). I had to do all three, even though my feet hurt, because the museu guards (I use the word advisedly) would not let me retrace my steps, skip a room, or walk in the opposite direction to the way I was directed. I was Old Mastered out by the time I'd finished, but the painting were wonderful and I made notes of many scenes in them which were vaguely familiar from childhood bible studies, but which I didn't know the whole story of, like Judith and Holofernes, and Suzannah and the Elders. Well worth the entrance fee, which wasn't very expensive.
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