The house of Borgia: legendary personalities or protagonists of history? This catalogue illustrates all the timely importance of the world that rotated around their powerful dynasty.
The Borgia: legendary personalities or protagonists of history? Like few others, they still intrigue us today, functioning as an endless source of material for artistic and literary reinvention. This catalogue inserts the story of the Borgia in the environmental context of their time, illustrating all the timely importance of the world that rotating around their powerful dynasty. Texts on the origins of the house and on Italy in the 1400s and 1500s are followed by essays on the most celebrated figures of the family: Pope Alexander VI and his children Cesare and Lucrezia. Each text is illustrated with spectacular full-color images reproducing the works of the artists working under Borgia patronage: Pintoricchio, Lippi, Titian… Photographs and technical information at the end of each article precisely describe each work, immersing the reader in the artistic, political, historical and literary world where the Borgia were protagonists for over a century.