Art Nouveau & the Galleria Sciarra
The Galleria Sciarra (1885-88), a small glass-domed arcade not far from the Trevi Fountain, was designed by the Roman architect Giulio de Angelis (1845-1906) for Prince Maffeo Sciarra.
The walls were painted by Giuseppe Cellini (1855-1940) with a series of images illustrating 'traditional' female virtues and occupations. In the upper part we see personifications of such values as modesty, patience and humility, while in the lower part we see such occupations as the care of the children, tending the garden and musical entertainment.
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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