Storia dell’arte n. 157 – Nuova Serie | 2022
Numero dedicato a “Guercino nel Casino Ludovisi 1621 – 1623” a cura di Daniele Benati, Barbara Ghelfi, Raffaella Morselli
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Giacomo Alberto Calogero
La fortuna critica dell’Aurora, capolavoro “romantico” del Guercino a Roma
The essay traces the critical fortune of the murals painted by Guercino in the Casino of the Villa Ludovisi in Rome. Starting from the Considerations on painting by Giulio Mancini, all the main sources (Scannelli, Passeri, Malvasia, Baruffaldi, Lanzi, Jacopo Calvi) were reviewed, but also the guides of the city of Rome who from the seventeenth century onwards contributed to the fame of the paintings made by Guercino for the equally famous villa del Pincio. Particular attention is then paid to the passages of the twentieth-century scholars who contributed to relaunch the figure of Guercino also in modern studies, with particular reference to the essays by Matteo Marangoni, Roberto Longhi and Sir Denis Mahon.