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Alma-Tadema and the painter of 800 Century PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 November 2014 18:57

Rome Chiostro del Bramante from 16/02/2014 till 05/06/2014

The chiosco of Bramante hosts an exhibition dedicated to Lawrence Alma-Tadema

and the great painters of the 'English 800 from 16 February to 5 June 2014.





Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 00:46
Bernini Gallery Borghese from 01/12/2014 till 31/03/2015 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 November 2014 18:57
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 Friday, 25 October 2013 12:53
National Geographic 125 years The Big Adventur PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 November 2014 18:57
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 Friday, 25 October 2013 13:51
Lux in Arcana PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 November 2014 18:57
The exhibition "Lux Arcana - The Vatican Secret Archives reveals," from February 2012 to the Capitoline Museums, will see the book "heavier" the Vatican Secret Archives.
Jazz Festival 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 November 2014 18:57
A summer of outdoor concerts at the House of jazz from 21 June to 15 September. The new formula for summer performances of "Home" is a festival conceived as a container which houses the great jazz music with Italian and international performers of the first floor, small exhibitions themed, also opening to new urban realities and different musical genres, as the independent and progressive rock.

With this festival, held with the support of the Special Palexpo and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Historic Center of Rome, the capital, the home of jazz itself as a space open to contamination and cooperation without any barrier or restriction of any kind .

The opening of "Casa del Jazz Festival, June 21 at the Festival of Music, provides for a special event: Michel Petrucciani"Body and Soul Tribute Live Concert, with Superband composed by Rita Marcotulli, Aldo Romano, Furio Di Castri, Manhua Roche, Flavio Boltro, Eric Legnini, Pippo Matino, Francesco Cafiso. A concert to promote the film by director Michael Radford (Oscar winner for "Il Postino") "Michel Petrucciani-Body & Soul" which tells the life and career of the great composer / musician, who died in 1999. The film participated in the Cannes Film Festival.

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