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UN ANGOLO DI TOSCANA A ROMA: LA CAPPELLA DI CARLO LAMBARDI «NOBILIS ARETINUS» IN SANTA MARIA IN VIA

 

Gianpasquale Greco

 

Carlo Lambardi died in 1619, but since 1608 he prepared his own tomb in the chapel of Santa Trinità, in the Roman church of Santa Maria in Via. He entirely designed the chapel, engaging only Tuscan artists, for making works just inspired from other elder masterpieces of Tuscan art, or Tuscan artists, like Michelangelo. But it seems like he has gone futrhermore, also recalling some "primitivi" artistis, like Masaccio and Lorenzo Ghiberti, in a game of recallings. At the same time he tried to express his alleged nobilty, by frequently showing the symbols of Lambardi family, placing them across the chapel. The article tries to rebuild the circumstances of this project, never explorated by modern critics.