FRANCESCA ANTONACCI

Francesca Antonacci, Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art

Pope Pius IX's Nocturnal Benediction in Piazza del Quirinale, 1848 passando con il puntatore del mouse sull'immagine si attiva la funzione di zoom

Ippolito CAFFI
Belluno, 1809 - Lissa, 1866

Pope Pius IX's Nocturnal Benediction in Piazza del Quirinale, 1848
Oil on canvas
cm. 30 x 44
1848

Caffi focuses on the play of light caused by the torches and bonfires on the façades of the Palazzo del Quirinale and Palazzo della Consulta, and on the obelisk and the statues of Castor and Pollux, the symbolic centre of Romanitas. Crucial to the painting is the depiction of the festive populace waving their arms and hats aloft, while the metal flagpoles glimmer in the light cast by the flames
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