9 June-2 Oct. Palazzo Braschi displays a collection of 120 caricatures from its own collection as well as from cultural institutes across Italy.
Although produced by artists of the calibre of Bernini, Carracci and Da Vinci, this irreverent form of portraiture began to assert itself as a serious genre in its own right in the 18th century.
The exhibition shows the work of three Italian artists from that era: Pier Leone Ghezzi, Carlo Marchionni and Giuseppe Barberi whose caricatures and handwritten notes in the margins provide an unusual and detailed insight into society at the time.
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L'arte del sorriso
Museo di Roma Palazzo Braschi, Piazza di S. Pantaleo 10, tel. 060608.
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