Sala 26 The Falconieri Room

The  Falconieri Room already Apartment of the dukes of Aosta, Cabinet to flowers, animals and putti

In  1792 it has been  cited as “Cabinet of toeletta, with small  annexed alcove” covered “ Ottoman fabric with  a pavilion over”.  The Tapestry of  Turk basino of  jonquil colour   with lilla lines , surrounded by small lines of white silver”, that unfortunately  we have lost. The room,  today hosts the work of the artist Lothar Baumgarten, has the vault heavily repainted, with a  subject of “flowers, animals and putti” dippend in a arcadic scene with classical buildings, and a palace, that it  remembers the Castle in the juvarrian plan, realized between the 1793 and 1794 by the painter Vacca Angel, specialist in the painting  animals. The baseboard is characterized from small dogs, cats and animals from courtyard. The overedoors  host  the painted medallions attributed to  Angelo Vacca  senior replaced at their place in 2004. They form a small cycle having as subject love and myth . Inside the  medallions, there are paintings in grisaille, framed from flowers and architectonic games, ruins that tell history of Jupiter and Ganimede, Diana and Endimion, Venus and Adon. The decoration respects the attention of the duke of Aosta for the English decorative taste of which the  Adam have been supporters.


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The vault of the room echo of Javarrian plan

The vault of the Falconieri rooms presents , classic subjects, animals and a little temple, but also the image of a building crowned from a balustrade, statues and trophies, that it remembers very give close the plan of Filippo Juvarra for the Castle of Rivoli, and others  buildings like, for example,  Madama Palace. The plan of the messinese architect for Vittorio Amedeo II, started from  the  one elaborated from Michelangelo Garove, urbanist and active architect in Rivoli, between 1703, shortly after the devastations of the French army and 1713, year of his dead. Juvarra, restarts the intense activities in 1718, and with the plans he encharges the painters  Gian  Paolo Pannini, Andrea Lucatelli, Marco and Massimo Teodoro Michela, six great pictures that represent the exteriors of the Castle on all sides, the entrance hall and the great hall from dance. Four of these, the  Pannini and the Lucatelli came from Rome, by boat, and risked not to  reach  Piemonte, because the ship transporting them entered in a  a storm and  the  pictures risked of being thrown outboard . To show the project, then, there is the  wooden maquette  realized by Carlo Maria Ugliengo  in 1718 and remained to the Castle until to 1740, when it has been found in the blow of the Barracks. It had even the gardens, gone lost during the war, it is openable and it presents  on the walls of  the sketches traced with a  pen from the same Juvarra . Obvious the transformation in  ascenographical residence and symbol of the absolute monarchy, between the first innovations, the demolition  of the Manica Lunga, the 1600 Ducal Gallery, fto built at  its place  a specular wing to that already present. In the middle  an higher part in order to host the entrance hall and to the first floor with the great hall, this last never realized.