Rome is an open-air museum and offers a lot of free cultural opportunities of enrichment and entertainment, even by just walking around, if you keep your eyes open and are ready to grasp all the details. If you have been staying in the city for a while now, you will have probably already realized that. Moreover, if you are fond of art shows, the eternal city has nothing to envy to other European capitals, and in February and March pulls out its trump card. There is really plenty of choice!
Beginning with an exhibition dedicated to Giorgio Morandi, to be held at the Vittoriano complex from February 27th to June 21st, which will display a large number of works by the painter and engraver born in 1890 and died in 1964 in Bologna. A very large number of his works will be gathered for this exposition among the paintings and engravings made throughout the artist’s life. He was one of the greatest representatives of Realism in the Italian twentieth century. A great way to experience this artist if by any chance you still do not know who he is.
From March 3rd to May 24th arrives “Bernini designer-lab genius” at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in the Barberini Palace. The exhibition will include over 200 canvases (from the collection of Leipzig) representing many of the major projects implemented during the life of the great exponent of the Roman Baroque. A refined and unique exhibition ranging from figure drawings to architectural drawings and decorative arts to discover the secrets of Bernini’s art.
It will then be the turn of Matisse; this exhibition will be held at the Scuderie del Quirinale from March 4th to June 21st, offering a wonderful opportunity to the admirers of the great painter, illustrator, engraver and French sculptor, born in 1869 and died in 1954. He is one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century as well as exponent of the Fauves. The exhibition, taking place in the beautiful setting of the Stables of the Quirinal Palace, gathers more than a hundred works by the French artist from the major European (especially Moscow and St. Petersburg) and American museums: paintings, drawings and theatrical costumes made by Matisse during his entire life. It promises to be an opportunity not to miss!
Shortly after there will be the opening of: “Chagall – Love and Life” from March 15th to July 26th at the Cloister of Bramante, a unique place next to the church of Santa Maria della Pace, near Piazza Navona. The exhibition offers the public more than 150 works, including drawings, paintings and prints of the great Russian artist of Jewish descent, analysing the relationship between the painter and his wife, Bella Rosenfeld, the artist’s great inspirational muse throughout his life. We find references to Jewish culture, the influence of the French avant-garde and the presence of symbols that represented a constant in Chagall’s entire artistic production, such as the goat, the donkey, the violin player and the lovers. A wonderful opportunity for all the admirers of the great Russian artist born in 1887 and died in 1985.
Are you ready to start a Roman tour through its art exhibitions?