Thursday, August 21, 2008

Palazzo Barbarini

Finding the entrance to this museum is not easy. Its street address is on Barbarini, but there’s no ingress there- the entrance is a block and a half away. It was built by a cardinal who became Pope Urban VII. It is part of the National Gallery. It includes paintings from the 12th to 18th centuries. There is Caravaggio’s Judith holding Holofernes’ head; a copy of Holbein’s Thomas More, and one of Holbein’s Henry VIII. The museum is undergoing renovation so only one floor is open. The lion below greets you just as you get to the gift shop.

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