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Accademia di Carrara description and photos - Italy: Bergamo. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Accademia di Carrara.
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The Carrara Academy is a renowned art academy and art gallery located in Bergamo, Italy. It is believed that the founder of the academy was Count Giacomo Carrare, a renowned philanthropist and collector who donated an extensive collection of art to Bergamo in the late 18th century. After the death of the count in 1796 and until 1958, specially appointed commissioners ruled this meeting, and in the second half of the 20th century, the city municipality took over.
In 1810, for storage of the Carrare collection, a separate building was built by the architect Simon Elia. Thanks to purchases and numerous donations, the collection of the gallery's works grew and grew incessantly. In 2006, there were about 1800 works of the 15-19th centuries, among which you can see the masterpieces of such masters as Botticelli, Bellini, Raphael, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Pisanello and others. In addition to paintings, there are drawings, prints, bronze and porcelain items, sculptures, furniture and medals.
As for the Academy of Arts, until 1912 it was located in the same building as the gallery, and was called the "school of drawing and painting." In 1988, it was transformed into the Academy of Fine Arts, which today is located in a separate building adjacent to the gallery. And in 1991 next to it, in the restored building of the former convent, the Gallery of Modern Art was founded, in which today in 10 exhibition halls the works of the greatest masters of the 20th century are presented - Bocioni, Morandi, Kazorati, Kandinsky, Manzu, etc. .d.
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