Archive for month: May, 2015

Complesso del Vittoriano: Painter Giorgio Morandi 1890 – 1964

25 May
May 25, 2015
 Giorgio Morandi. 1890-1964. Bologne. By jean louis mazieres from www.flickr.jpg

Giorgio Morandi. 1890-1964. Bologne. By jean louis mazieres from www.flickr.jpg

Complesso del Vittoriano, Via di San Pietro in Carcere. Piazza Venezia, Rome.

Maria Cristina Bandera curates the exhibition, which is organized by Comunicare Organizzando. This is the first exhibition in Rome after 40years (the last onehad been cured by Cesare Brandi at Gnam)

Morandi is considered one of the most famous painter and etcher of modern Italy and during the 1950s his fame spread also abroad; after winning the grand Prix for print making at the Venezia Biennale in 1948, he also won twice the grand Prixat the Sao Paolo Biennale in 1953 and 1957.

In his career he painted almost exclusively still life and landscapes, stripping away the inessential, having something in common with Purism; he was influenced by the structural qualities of Cézanne.

The exhibition features about 100 paintings, watercolors, drawing and etchings as well as less known works of the artist, who is considered to a be a forerunner of minimalism. His work is based on a thorough research on shapes and proportions and he focuses on real power and substance. As he said: “there is nothing more abstract than reality”

From February 27th to June 21st  2015 Piazza Venezia, Rome

 

Baths of Caracalla: Pink Floyd Ballet

23 May
May 23, 2015

Baths of Caracalla by User Jonathan www.flickr

Ballet, rock music and light shows, thisis the Pink Floyd Ballet, created by Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer, who died in 2011.

The debut of this show was made in Marseille in 1972. Itwas an unprecedentedevent and achievedresounding success. Only the genius of Petit couldconceivesomethinglikethat: a real Rock Ballet, whichbecamesoon a cult and hasbeenperformedall over the world sinceitsdebut.

From the 23rd to the 27th of Junewill open the season at Terme di Caracalla, performed by the ballet company of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma with costumes by Yves Saint Laurent

Tickets: http://www.operaroma.it/ita/balletto-pink-floyd-ballet.php

 

Vatican Museum: evening opening on Friday till October 30th

21 May
May 21, 2015
Vatican by user Edwin11, www.flickr.com

Vatican by user Edwin11, www.flickr.com

It’s been some years now that the Vatican Museums have been open, exceptionally at night, every Friday. The opportunity of a night visit from the 24th of April till the 30th of October (except August), from 19:00 till 23:00, latest entrance at 21:30.

After the buffet aperitif in the courtyard of the Pigna, included in the entrance fee, the tour starts: Pio-Clementino museum, the Egyptian museum, the galleries, the Raphael Rooms, some rooms of the Borgia Apartment, the Collection of Modern Religious Art, the Sistine Chapel.

This is a unique opportunity not only for tourists but also for locals, who can admire palaces and courtyards from sunset on, in a different way, under the beautiful sky of Roma.

Online reservation on the official website of the Vatican is required.

Vatican Museum

 

Auditorium Parco della Musica: Summer 2015

20 May
May 20, 2015

Summer 2015 at Auditorium Parco della Musica  is dedicated to great music.

A full calendar of concerts from May to August:

Pet Shop Boys by User Toni Rosado from Flickr

Pet Shop Boys by User Toni Rosado from Flickr

Mario Biondi: 20 May  9:00 pm

Pet Shop Boys: 25 June 9:00 pm

Totò: 5 Luglio 9:00 pm

Orchestra Buena Vista Social Club: 12 July 9:00 pm

Lauryn Hill: 13 July 9:00 pm

Spandau Ballet: 14 July 9:00 pm

Ben Harper: 21 July 9:00 pm

Giovanni Allevi: 24 July 9:00 pm

Paolo Conte: 27 July 9:00 pm

Bjork: 29 July 9:00 pm

 

For major information and details: Auditorium Parco della Musica

RomArt 2015, International Biennial of Art and Culture

15 May
May 15, 2015

Rome as the capital of Contemporary Art.

From the 15th to the 18th of May 2015 Roma Fair will host the first edition of the International Biennial of Art and Culture – ROMART. Artist from all over the world will express themselves through paint, sculpture, draw and photography as well as video and digital art, creating a unique event which one will not want to miss.

There will be 3 prizes: apart from the one from the official panel, there will be a virtual one -involving social networks- and an emotional one, which will be assigned by visitors.

Since art is a common good, the entrance will be free but prio registration on the official web site is required.

Music, writing, meetings will take place during the whole time of the main event. It is likely that this great experience will be done again and will grow in a city which is more and more contemporary.

Per info e prenotazioni Romart 2015

Undergrounds of Rome

13 May
May 13, 2015

Over two thousand of years of Roman History can be tracked back in the subterranean spaces of its roads, palaces and churches.

Exploring the hidden undergrounds of Piazza Navona, the Crypt Balbi, the Basilica of Saint Crysogonus and Saint Cecil, you will be able to catch the real urban development of Rome. A palimpsest not to be missed and also a chance to cover the secrets of Trastevere.

Stadio di Domiziano

Stadio di Domiziano

The Coelian Hill

13 May
May 13, 2015

An exceptional tour to discover one of the less touristic hill of Rome. Out of the crowded tracks, your tour guide will lead you to experience medieval churches, Roman domus, gardens, and cloisters. A step back in the time and an amazing glimpse to frescoes, mosaics, bell towers, and to some wonderful inspected views over Rome.

 

Colosseo by night

Colosseo by night

Renaissance in Rome

13 May
May 13, 2015

Strolling along the superb via Giulia, this tour conducts through and inside some of the most representative palaces of Renaissance Rome. Special permits will give the chance to step inside private residence occupied since centuries by same families, such as Palazzo Falconieri.

From the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to Villa Chigi, this tour opens up a different perspective over Rome: unusual, fancy, and elegant.

 

Via Giulia

Via Giulia

Chiostro del Bramante: Marc Chagall: Love and life

09 May
May 9, 2015
Marc Chagall, Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel by Gaia Saviotti from www.Flickr.com

Marc Chagall, Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel by Gaia Saviotti from www.Flickr.com

Chiostro del Bramante, Via Arco della Pace, 5  Rome.

Marc Chagall in Rome. The great russian-born artist who spent a lot of his life in France is back in Rome after the exhibitions of 2006 at Vittoriano and 2012 at Ara Pacis.

The exhibition is produced and organized by DART Chiostro del Bramante and Arthemisia Group and it displays over 150 works, featuring drawings and watercolours which tell the deep love between the artist and his wife Bella Rosenfeld. This unique relationship was for Chagall a fundamental and constant source of inspiration. Another relevant source of inspiration was the jewish tradition as well as his native soil -especially Vitebsk- which he had to leave too soon because of the 2nd World War. In the exhibition it also obvious the influence of the French avant-garde.

Marc Chagall “Love and Life”.

Marzo 16 to July 27, 2015

Monday to Friday: from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm. Saturday and Sunday: from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm ( tickets office closes at 8:00 pm)

For more information: chiostrodelbramante.it/en/

 

Scuderie del Quirinale: Matisse. Arabesque

09 May
May 9, 2015
Matisse, Seated Odalisque (detail) by Flickr urser Sharon Mollerus

Matisse, Seated Odalisque (detail) by Flickr urser Sharon Mollerus

Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16, 00186 Rome.

The deep influence of the arabesques in the works of Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is proposed in a major exhibition in March at the Scuderie del Quirinale. On display about 100 paintings by Matisse, in which we can see a radical change from the increasing attendance of the East of the artist, without ever overloading his masterpieces .

From March 4th to June 21st 2015

Web: english.scuderiequirinale.it/Home.aspx

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