Accademia Carrara

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Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti di Bergamo
Accademia Carrara di Bergamo.jpg
Façade of the Accademia
Establishedafter 1780
Location
Coordinates45°42′15″N 9°40′33″E / 45.7042°N 9.6758°E / 45.7042; 9.6758Coordinates: 45°42′15″N 9°40′33″E / 45.7042°N 9.6758°E / 45.7042; 9.6758
Type
FounderGiacomo Carrara
Architect
Websiteaccademiacarrara.bergamo.it

The Accademia Carrara, (Italian pronunciation: [karˈraːra]), officially Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti di Bergamo, is an art gallery and an academy of fine arts in Bergamo, in Lombardy in northern Italy. The art gallery was established in about 1780 by Giacomo Carrara [it], a Bergamasco collector or conoscitore of the arts.[1] The academy of fine arts was added to it in 1794.[2]:293 The school was recognised by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, the Italian ministry of education, in 1988.[2]:293[3]

History[edit]

St. Sebastian by Raphael (1501/1502).

The art gallery was established in the early 1780s by Giacomo Carrara [it], a Bergamasco collector or conoscitore of the arts; by 1785 it was open to some visitors. An academy of fine arts was added to it in 1793[1] or 1794,[2]:293 initially under the direction of the Milanese painter Carlo Dionigi Sadis.[1]

Carrara made his will in 1795, leaving his entire estate to the gallery and art school he had founded; these were to be managed by a five-member commission, of which the first five were chosen by him. He died the next year.[1]

In 1810, a new building in the neoclassical style was constructed, the project being undertaken by the architect Simone Elia, a pupil of Leopoldo Pollack.[citation needed]

In 1958 the Comune di Bergamo took over the management of the gallery and school.[2]:293 In 1988 the school was recognised by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, the Italian ministry of education, and came under the administration of that ministry.[2]:293[3]

Bellini, Giovanni - Madonna di Alzano - Accademia Carrara.
Pisanello, ritratto di leonello d'este, 1441, 01

Directors-general[edit]

The directors-general at the Accademia Carrara have been, in chronological order, Giuseppe Diotti, Enrico Scuri, Cesare Tallone, Ponziano Loverini, Luigi Brignoli, Achille Funi, Trento Longaretti, Pierluigi De Vecchi, Mario Cresci and Maria Grazia Recanati.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Francesco Rossi (1977) Carrara, Giacomo (in Italian). Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, volume 20. Roma: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e Giovanna Cassese (2013). Accademie: Patrimoni di Belle Arti (in Italian). Rome: Gangemi Editore. ISBN 9788849276718.
  3. ^ a b Accademie di belle arti (in Italian). Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca. Archived 17 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti". Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010.