Art in the Royal Palace of Caserta - Index page

Discover the art and the collections, the life of the architect. Learn the history of art, architecture and antiques in Palace.

The art collections of the Royal Palace of Caserta

Collections of furniture, objects, documents, ancient and modern paintings from 1730 to 1980

Styles in Architecture

Learn to easily distinguish each style in the field of architecture

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Introduction

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Interiors

  • Introduction;
  • Renaissance vs Baroque vs Neoclassical interior design;
  • The ceiling: styles comparison;
  • Similarities, differences and peculiarities;
  • Elements of each style.
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Classical architecture

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The Baroque

  • From Mannerism to Baroque: from the school of Fontainebleau to the Louis XIV style;
  • The Roman Baroque;
  • The late Baroque: the Rococo of Louis XV
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The Neoclassical

The styles of antique art objects

Learn to easily distinguish each style of Decorative Art and Antiques thanks to the Royal Palace of Caserta

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The Baroque style

History
  • The Baroque
  • The late Baroque: the Rococo of
  • Louis XV and the Queen Anne style
  • The goldsmith
Style
Objects
  • Similarities, differences and peculiarities
  • Typical elements of the style / differences with the previous style
  • The birth of porcelain
  • Neapolitan porcelain: Capodimonte
  • The Neapolitan art of the tortoiseshell
  • The coral
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The Neoclassical style

History
  • The Greek and Etruscan style
  • Giovan Battista Piranesi
  • The Giustiniani Manufacture
  • The porcelain of the Royal Ferdinandea Factory
  • Musical instruments
  • The Beauty since Voltaire to Winchelmann
  • Winchelmann, Pompeii and the Grand Tour
  • Robert Adam and the Palladian style
  • Luigi Vanvitelli, the Architect
  • The Gustavian and Federal style
  • The chinoiserie, the gothic, and the Georgian style
  • Napoleon’s Empire style, and the Egyptian campaign
  • The biedermeier
  • Girolamo Segato: the “petrifier”
  • The art of the nativity scene
Style
  • Similarities, differences and peculiarities
  • Typical elements of the style / differences with the previous style
Objects
  • Similarities, differences and peculiarities
  • Typical elements of the style / differences with the previous style
  • The Ferdinandea porcelain
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Compare an object

  • Andirons for the fireplace
  • Armchairs
  • Bathtub
  • Beds
  • Billiards
  • Candlesticks
  • Chairs
  • Chandeliers
  • Clocks
  • Console
  • Desk
  • Fireplaces
  • Furniture
  • Mirrors
  • Shelves
  • Sofas
  • Stools
  • Tables
  • Vases

Virtual restoration of the Royal Palace of Caserta

We bring the Royal Palace of Caserta back to its origins thanks to virtual restorations made with digital techniques.

Read online books and documents on the Reggia, the Bourbons, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and on Art

Books about the Royal Palace of Caserta

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Declaration of the drawings of the Royal Palace of Caserta

Declaration of the drawings of the Royal Palace of Caserta The Declaration of the drawings of the Royal Palace of Caserta: the famous projects made by Luigi Vanvitelli for the Royal Palace of Caserta. The early projects date back to 1750-51, the final ones were printed in 1756 and spread …

Artistic Italy: from Capua to Caserta
Caserta and San Leucio described by Ferdinando Patturelli

Books about on the history of the Kingdom

Copertina dello statuto di san leucio (cover image of the statute of san leucio)

The Statute of San Leucio

The Statute of San Leucio Full title: Origin of the population of S. Leucio and its history up to today’s glory with the laws corresponding to the good governance of it by Ferdinand IV. King of the Sicilies. The Statute of San Leucio is the code of laws wanted by …

Funeral oration for her Majesty Maria Carolina of Bourbon

Books about history of art and interior design

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Vignola: The Five Orders of Architecture

The Five Orders of Architecture Vignola’s rule of the five orders of architecture represents an important treatise that defines the fundamental principles of classical architecture. This text, written by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola in the 16th century, provides a detailed guide on how to use the five architectural orders: Doric, …

Paolini: Memoirs on the monuments of antiquity and fine arts
Percier: Collection of interior decorations including…
Piranesi – On the magnificence and architecture of the Romans
Palaces and monuments inspired by the Royal Palace of Caserta
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