January 1, 2012. (Romereports.com) Rome's Palazzo Barberini is hosting a beautiful exposition of the great
painter Francesco Barbieri, known more commonly as “Guercino”.
This Italian painter was a key artist back in the 17th century. Years later, the quality of his work still shines through.
“I like it because in many paintings, the expressions are very simple, very popular, so that people who don't understand much about art can also enjoy it, it transmits emotions.” The exhibit includes 33 art pieces. The one's that stand out from the others are the “Miracle of Saint Carlo Borromeo” and also “Madonna and Child.”
His work deals with religious themed art, but also non religious pieces. The collection includes “Cleopatra against Octavio” as well as the self portrait called “Together with the painting of Giovanni Battista Manzini”.
Each one reflects a unique natural canvas, which is made possible by the perfect use of color. Many consider his work is on par with artists such as Caravaggio and Velázquez.
Now, once again, tourists and locals can enjoy this rare opportunity to rediscover one of Italy's leading artists.