"Municipal Art Collection, Bologna Town Hall Part 2" Palazzo Comunale - Town Hall Tip by von.otter
Palazzo Comunale - Town Hall, Bologna: 34 reviews and 87 photos
?Bolognese, it is a rough and chopped, horrible dialect.?
? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Founded in 1936, Bologna?s Municipal Art Collection is located in what was once the winter apartments of the Cardinal Papal Legates, with friezes and ceiling paintings from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. This is a major collection of paintings, furniture, furnishings, house hold goods, from major donations made to the City of Bologna primarily during the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
In Room #5, take note of the large group of crucifixes (see photo #4) carved and painted in the Middle Ages, the majority of which, prior to 1936, was included in the Medieval section of the Civic Museum at Palazzo Galvani, opened in 1882. Some of these crucifixes were carved/painted by known masters, but whose names are not known such as the Master of the Franciscan Crucifixes, the Master of Arquà. While others were created by named artists, including Vitale da Bologna, Jacopo di Paolo, Barnaba da Modena, Alvar Pirez.
Whenever a museum occupies a former castle or palace, I always advise visitors to look up; some of the best art is on the ceilings (see photos #1, #2, #3 & #5). The rooms of the palaces were richly decorated for their important owners. LOOK UP!
Address: Piazza Maggiore, 6
Phone: 051 203629 - 203526
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