If you are planning to visit the Italian capital, the summer season is an excellent time to appreciate the art of Rome and its history with the aid of good weather, from the Colosseum to the Imperial Forums, passing through countless squares and fountains.
But the beauty of Rome is that, if it does rain, you can always take shelter under the walls of the many ancient buildings, buildings that already constitute a priceless heritage. Like every year, many events and exhibitions are scheduled through the summer.
Rome by Night – Tevere
From March 24 to July 3, you will be able to attend the event called “Caravaggio Experience”. A multi-sensory journey between lights and shadows of 57 famous works by Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio in art). Thanks to a multi-high-definition projection system, combined with music and fragrances, the visitor will be immersed in the arts of this seventeenth-century master. In addition, with the ticket you can also access all other current exhibitions at the Palais des Exposition. Info and details here.
If you want to appreciate even more the works of Caravaggio, you can find them in many art museums of Rome and around the world, but we suggest you start from the beautiful Galleria Borghese – more details here!
Projection of the player of the lute – Caravaggio
Running until September 4, in the enchanting surroundings of the Cloister of Bramante, we find the exhibition The Macchiaioli – “The revealed collections”, a journey through the realist painting of Italian art movement of the nineteenth century which was in opposition to Romanticism and Neoclassicism. The works of Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Telemaco Signorini, De Nittis, and others are shown, throughout this exhibition, in the context of the ancient collections that originally hosted them before these priceless artifacts reached the various private collections of which are now part. More information here.
Photo: Federico Zandomeneghi, The red jacket, 1895 circa©
ART NOUVEAU & FLOWER POWER
Finally, if you love Art Nouveau decorative style and its iconography, we advise you not to miss the exhibition dedicated to Alphonse Mucha. Open until September 11 at the Vittoriano – Ala Brasini. Info here.
A succession of paintings, posters and drawings by the Czech Artist who lived between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and to whom we owe the birth of a new kind of visual art flourished in the Paris of the Belle Epoque. The movement counts among its exponents Gustav Klimt and Antoni Gaudi
The Four Seasons, Alphonse Mucha
This style has spread widely also in Italy, in particular in architecture. Did you know that in Rome there is a whole neighborhood built in Art Nouveau? I’ll tell you soon!
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