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Gems of Impressionism PDF Print E-mail
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ROME ARA PACIS " Gems of Impressionism"

From  23 Octobert  2013 till  23 February 2014

The exhibition isan'ideaof Rome Capitaland the NationalGallery of Art inWashington.

At theAra Pacis Museumin Romethere will be68known artists:Cezanne, Gauguin,

VanGogh, Renoir, Manet, Monet, Degas,Boudin,etc etc

Allthe authors showthat innovationin color, inbrush strokesand composition

that has made theFrench painting of thelate nineteenth centuryone of thehappiest moments of

art history.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:59
The Rome of Augustus Caesar PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:16


Rome Scuderie del Quirinale from 18/10/2013 till the 09/02/2014
Rome was rebuilt after the Gallic fire without any real plan. Its streets were narrow and winding, its residential buildings tall and poky, and its public buildings designed according to the old Tuscanic tradition with a wealth of wood and terracotta.  Julius Caesar alone had attempted to build a new Rome, but adopting a totally new approach that was to earn him indignant disapproval.  Augustus, for his part, was only seemingly more cautious but in fact he was just as revolutionary.  Thus the famous saying "I found Rome brick and left it marble" really does reflect the reality of the situation.  He posed as a new Romulus, refounding the city under the banner of a newly rediscovered peace after decades of civil strife, imbuing his programme for monumentalising the city with symbolic references designed to evince his religious piety and to underscore the similarity between his own person and Rome's first king.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:56
Bernini Gallery Borghese from 01/12/2014 till 31/03/2015 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:16

Rome Gallery Borghese from 01/12/2014 till 31/03/2015

 The first sculptures and paintings in the Borghese Gallery date back to the collection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1576-1633) -- the son of Ortensia Borghese, who was the sister of Pope Paul V -- and Francesco Caffarelli, though a series of losses and acquisitions over the next three centuries have left their mark.
Cardinal Scipione was drawn to works of ancient, Renaissance and contemporary art that might evoke a new, golden age. He was not particularly interested in medieval art, but passionately sought to acquire antiquities. But Cardinal Scipione was also ambitious enough that he promoted the creation of new sculptures, especially marble groups to rival antiquities.
Nowadays, the Galleria's activity is directed towards a better understanding of its collection, with scholars who analyze the major role of the Borghese family's patronage and examine the historical circumstances that gave birth to the Villa and its exceptional holdings.
Today, the Galleria Borghese's collection features outstanding works from the leading artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They include: Raphael's Deposizione; Titian's Amor Sacro e Amor profano, and Venere che benda Amore; Caravaggio's Madonna dei Palafrenieri; Canova's famous Paolina Bonaparte; Dosso's Circe, Correggio's Danae and Bernini's Apollo e Dafne; Cranach's Venere e Amore and Domenichino's Caccia di Diana, as well as the Antiquities collection.
These works, which are considered key masterpieces by these artists, cannot be moved from the Galleria because they are either to big or too delicate to be lent to international exhibitions. The goal of the Galleria Borghese's ten-year exhibition programme is to further study the artists who are part of the collection while widening the general public's knowledge and appreciation of their work. Each exhibition will focus on the work of a master from the sixteenth and seventeenth century and showcase for the first time -- alongside the Galleria's own masterpieces -- important works loaned by the most prestigious international institutions. Because of the fame of the artists involved and the complex exchanges between major international museums, all efforts were made towards a long-term programme, with exhibitions planned through 2015.
The yearly exhibitions will not have a special venue within the Galleria and the artworks will be displayed alongside the Galleria's own collection on the same floor that usually hosts the artist in question. The reason for that is to let the public admire the artworks on loan together with the original collection. This should create a unique museum where the public can admire the collection and, periodically, gain a better understanding of very well known artists. Finally, in order to make room for the borrowed works, pieces from the permanent collection will be moved to the storage rooms on the third floor of the gallery, which have been opened to the public. This will allow the visitors to enjoy the full body of the Borghese collection, including works that are not generally shown.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:57
National Geographic 125 years The Big Adventur PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:16

Palace of Exhibitions from 28/09/2013 to 02/03/2014 Through the images of his greatest photographers, the exhibition traces the most important moments in the history of the Society. From early photographs appeared on the magazine to the present day , with the evolution of communication and technology which, thanks to the Internet and on TV nowadays guarantee a result of hundreds of millions of people worldwide , of which thirty million readers of the magazine and over a million readers and " navigators" in Italian . "Being able to build bridges that bypassing millennia , continents, civilizations , languages ​​that reach human beings , writings , laws, customs , faiths would seem inexorably to divide us, and instead discover that there are similissimi - almost like brothers - this is an outstanding pleasure." I borrow the words of Fosco Maraini , writer, photographer , traveler - pilgrim , ethnologist , because they are very close to my idea more than others from National Geographic. Although it is true that the Society has offered millions and millions of people the opportunity to discover the World in its immensity , I believe that the most significant contribution to cover the opportunity to learn directly all living things on Earth. And first nations. Thanks to the magazine - the only one of its kind because it contains within it more magazines - I came into contact with women , children, old people of the most diverse places . I learned histories, cultures , ways of life - and survive - reading reports and looking beautiful extraordinary photographs .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:58
Archimedes. Art and Invention Science from 31 May till January 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:16


An exhibition on the figure of Archimedes organized in collaboration with the Museo Galileo -

Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, with models he invented and

archaeological findings from the ancient Syracuse, where the scientist lived in third century BC.

The exhibition then narrates the second rebirth of Archimedes, commenced in the 13th century with the

gradual rediscovery of his writings. After catalysing scholars, artists and scientists, Archimedes

became a point of reference for the leading lights of the Scientific Revolution, who employed

Archimedes' writings to lay the bases for the new science popularised in the 17th century.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:58
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