Archive for category: Expositions in Rome

Museo dell’Ara Pacis: The Ara as it was

27 Apr
April 27, 2017

The Ara as it was
The redevelopment project in augmented reality of the Ara Pacis.
When: From October, 14th  2016 until October, 30th, 2017
Where: Museo dell’Ara Pacis: Lungotevere in Augusta, 00186 Rome

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Il Vittoriano – Ala Brassini: Giovanni Boldini

27 Apr
April 27, 2017

Giovanni Boldini

(Ferrara, December 31, 1842 – Paris, January 11, 1931)

One of the most sensitive and imaginative interpreters of the eloquent charm of Belle Époque.

Period: Macchiaioli


When: From March 4th,  to July 16th, 2017

Where: Complesso del Vittoriano, Ala Brasini:  Via di San Pietro in Carcere, 00186 Rome

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Scuderie del Quirinale: From Caravaggio to Bernini. Masterpieces of the Italian Seicento from the Spanish Royal Collection

27 Apr
April 27, 2017

From Caravaggio to Bernini. Masterpieces of the Italian Seicento from the Spanish Royal Collection

When: From April, 14th to July 30th,  2017

Where: Scuderie del Quirinale:  via XXIV Maggio 16,Rome

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Palazzo Braschi: “Artemisia Gentileschi and her times”

27 Apr
April 27, 2017


One of the most passionate and beloved artists of her period: Artemisia Gentileschi.


When: From November 30th,  2016  until May 7th, 2017

Where: Palazzo Braschi – Museo di Roma Piazza di S. Pantaleo, 10, 00186 Roma


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LOVE. Contemporary Art meets Love – Chiostro del Bramante

19 Nov
November 19, 2016

“LOVE. Contemporary Art meets Love” is the title of the exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante from September 29th, 2016 till February 19th, 2017. An exhibition which add to the great names of contemporary art history, the chance to take pictures, “tag” with the hashtag #chiostrolove, and follow the thematic routes with audio guide (included in the ticket price) for adults and children. Peculiarities are the wall of love, where you can leave messages and thoughts, and the kissing point, where you can stop and take a kissing selfie.


Among the artists, there are some of the most famous exponents of Pop Art, such as Robert Indiana with his sculptural poems LOVE, which are also the logo of the exhibition; Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Gilbert & George, Francesco Vezzoli, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Francesco Clemente – star of our Transavantgarde – and Yayoi Kusama whose installation is absolutely amazing: Infinity Mirrored room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, where in a game of mirrors and lights you find yourself completely involved in the work of art itself.


An exhibition not to be missed in one of the most charming exhibition spaces of Rome.


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text & ph. Mary Di Giamberardino

translation Eugenia Milioto


I MACCHIAIOLI. Le collezioni svelate (The collections Revealed)

20 May
May 20, 2016


Chiostro del Bramante

From March 16 to September 4,  2016

I MACCHIAIOLI. Le collezioni svelate

I MACCHIAIOLI. Le collezioni svelate


Chiostro del Bramante will feature for the second time the Macchiaioli, with works from the cultured and refined collections of the time. Large collections of private collectors, entrepreneurs and businessmen with a great passion for painting, but also art patrons interested in supporting a friend going through a hard time, or who responded to an aesthetic pleasure of the moment.


The exhibition includes 110 works which are a Report of the peculiar historical moment of Fin de Siècle Italian, divided into nine sections, each dedicated to the collection of origin: Cristiano Banti, Diego Martelli, Rinaldo Carnielo, Edoardo Bruno, Gustavo Sforni, Mario Galli, Enrico Checcucci, Camillo Giussani, Mario Borgiotti; thanks to whom it is possible to  admire a completely new group of paintings, dating from the late nineteenth century until the early twentieth century, offering us a story and also an overview on the evolution of forms and styles of the Macchiaioli, that, in fact, gave the way to the modern era and were an inspiration for generations of later artists.

Under the Patronage of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Rome City Council, curated by Francesca Dini, produced and organized by Dart – Chiostro del Bramante and Arthemisia Group.


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Text and photo by Mary Di Giamberardino



Alphonse Mucha at Complesso del Vittoriano

01 Apr
April 1, 2016

Alphonse Mucha by Mary di Giamberardino


Alphonse Mucha on display at Complesso del Vittoriano – ala Brasini, from April 15 to September 11, 2016.

Czech artist, educated in his native country as well as in France and the US, he was one of the leaders of Art Nouveau, in a historical moment when art blent with advertising. The production of Mucha includes many works, ranging from playbills (famous the ones dedicated to the great actress of the time), book covers, decorative panels and illustrations for magazines.

In all his images we can find some peculiarities, such as the sophistication and elegance of forms. Very often female figures in neoclassical dresses, surrounded by floral motifs and geometric frames, evoking a world of symbolic and dreamlike images.

The exhibition is curated by Tomoko Sato and organized by Arthemisia – In addition to the posters, also decorative objects and sculptures.


Complesso del Vittoriano

Via di San Pietro in Carcere ( Piazza Venezia)

Ala Brasini

April 15 to September 11, 2016


Botero. Via Crucis. La Passione di Cristo al Palazzo delle Esposizioni

09 Mar
March 9, 2016
Palazzo delle Esposizioni by Richard, enjoy my life! Source Flickr

Palazzo delle Esposizioni by Richard, enjoy my life! Source Flickr



Fernando Botero’s Via Crucis at Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Works will be on display till the 1st of May.

A painting cycle of this Via Crucis consisting of 27 oil paintings and 34 drawing/watercolours, which he created between 2010 and 2011. during this artistic period, the gentle moves and the full-bodied design of its object appear steady and drive through a confusion of pain and tragedy.

Intensive and strong impressions, pathos and emotion, truth and falsehood, cruelty and silent endurance meet here. His Jesus looks almost like a sumo fighter and heavily depends on the cross. Mary in a blue dree holds him and then he suddenly seems small and vulnerable.


Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Toulouse Lautrec in Rome

06 Dec
December 6, 2015

3 December 2015 – 3 May 2016

Touslouse Lautrec by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Flickr

Touslouse Lautrec by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Flickr

The exhibition at Ara Pacis in Rome “Toulouse Lautrec” celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of this great French artist. Related to Impressionism and its components, he is closer to reality in the following years, those of Post-Impressionism, he is an outsider like Van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, Munch and others of the same era. Very popular illustrator, Lautrec can be considered one of the inventors of the modern concept of Poster, which was elaborated by him with a personal style, thanks to the influence of the avant-garde of the late nineteenth century and the Japanese prints of Ukiyo-e. Attentive observer of Parisian life, he portrayed in his works stand-up comedians, dancers of the Moulin Rouge, and all the other protagonists of the Belle Epoque, which was actually the modern society.


His works, paintings and graphics canbe enjoyed from 3 Dicembe 2015 al May 3, 2016 at the Museum of the Ara Pacis.

Balthus at Scuderie del Quirinale

03 Dec
December 3, 2015

From October 24, 2015  to  January 31, 2016 

Ph by rocor (Flickr)Thérese, 1938. Oil on cardboard mounted on wood

Ph by rocor (Flickr)Thérese, 1938. Oil on cardboard mounted on wood

With a large monographic exhibition, Rome celebrates Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, known as Balthus, fifteen years after his death. He was one of the most original and enigmatic masters of the twentieth century, whose relationship with the eternal City was decisive for the orientation of his art.

About two hundred works including paintings, drawings and photographs from major European and American museums, in addition to prestigious private collections. At Scuderie del Quirinale a retrospective organized around the most famous works, while at Villa Medici an exhibition which, through the works in his stay in Rome, shows the method and the creative process “Balthus”: the practice of working in the atelier, the use of models, techniques and the use of the photograph.


Scuderie del Quirinale

Villa Medici