The building of Reggia di Capodimonte goes back to the reign of Carlo di Borbone
to host the Farnese’s art collection. The royal palace was later enriched with
items from the former Bourbon royal sites and it is the only ancient art museum
in Italy to have also a section of contemporary art. It keeps works from Caravaggio
to Masaccio, from Titian to Neapolitan nineteenth-century art.
The Museum is on three floors. On the main floor you find the Farnese Gallery
and the Royal Apartment, the second floor houses the Neapolitan Gallery and the
third the nineteenth century collection and the Contemporary Art collection.
Galleria Farnese keeps the extraordinary family collection, arrived in Naples
as inheritance of King Carlo di Borbone, son of Elisabetta Farnese, the last descendant
of the famous Italian renaissance family.
In the Neapolitan Gallery, there are works by southern artists or by masters
like Simone Martini, Tiziano and Caravaggio.
The nineteenth century collection includes the works of the most important Neapolitan
masters that prove what the pictorial Neapolitan school was, between academic
tradition and the new themes of the real.
Finally, the contemporar art collection is mostly composed of works by important
International artists specially planned for the rooms of Capodimonte on solo shows,
the first being the one dedicated to Alberto Buri in 1978 who displayed Grande
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte
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