Art exhibitions in Rome

MARC CHAGALL’S LOVE & LIFE IN ROME

MARC CHAGALL’S LOVE & LIFE IN ROME

Thanks to the cultural co-operation between Rome and Jerusalem a new exhibit will be soon opened in the heart of the Eternal City: “Marc Chagall. Love and life”.
From March 16 to July 26, 150 works of art by the Russian-born Jewish painter will be on display in the prestigious backdrop of Chiostro del Bramante, few steps away from Piazza Navona.
The exhibit is entirely focused on the strict linkage between Chagall and his life-companion, Bella Rosenfeld: she was to him a never-ending source of inspiration, which makes his paintings a mirror of his love life. Chagall’s paitings, drawings and prints are indeed a reflection of his personal experiences and cultural parameters, such as the Jewish one and all its symbols. Take the goat for instance, an allegory of hope and confidence; or the hut, reminiscent of the celebration of the feast after the Exodus; the donkey, tied to the different moments of the Bible; the fiddler figure who uses to attend the major Jewish religious holidays.
The exhibition will be open every day. From Monday to Friday 10am – 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 9 pm (last admission: one hour before closing).
Don’t hesitate to ask our staff at Hotel Des Artistes to get more info on this top art exhibit!

 

ARABESQUE MATISSE AT SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE!

ARABESQUE MATISSE AT SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE!

March marks the beginning of several important exhibitions in Rome, that dedicated to French painter Matisse being one of the most awaited.
From March 6th to June 21th, over one hundred paintings by the artists will be on display in the enchanting backdrop of Scuderie del QuIrinale (opposite the Quirinal Palace and easily reachable from the shopping venue of Via Nazionale). Matisse’s works of art on show belong to some of the most prestigious museums in the world: Tate, MET, MoMa, Puškin, Ermitage, Pompidou, Orangerie, Philadelphia, Washington, only to name a few.
Leading theme of the exhibit is the particular use of the arabesque motif which the author derived from his journeyS in the East. As Matisse himself used to say, those arabesque are not overwhelming compared to the overall composition; they rather enrich the work through a perfect integration with the other elements.
For info on entrance fee and opening times don’t hesitate to ask our staff at Hotel Des Artistes!

LUCIANO BENETTON’S ART COLLECTION IN ROME

LUCIANO BENETTON’S ART COLLECTION IN ROME

Until 11 January 2015 on exhibit in Rome an original collection of works of art at Museum Carlo Bilotti (just inside Villa Borghese): “Imago Mundi”. The out of average character of this art event lays in the works’ origins and aims at one time. “Imago Mundi” has its roots in Luciano Benetton’s foundation for the arts: it holds works gathered or commisioned by the stylist to emerging artists he happened to meet during his journeys around the world. Multiple ambitions are behind this operation, that is to say to provide emerging artists with an incubator of ideas and with a platform for visibility, and ultimately to create a visual map of humanity throughout the artistic expressions it produces. One basic rule: 10×12 cm sized images accepted only.
Free entrance!
Venue: Museum Carlo Bilotti, Aranciera di Villa Borghese – Villa Borghese.
Time: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm. Sat-Sun 10am-7pm. Mon closed.
From Hotel Des Artistes you just need to catch metro line A up to Flaminio.

ROMAN UNDERWORLD: BROTHELS, TAVERNS AND SLUMS AT CARAVAGGIO’S TIME

ROMAN UNDERWORLD: BROTHELS, TAVERNS AND SLUMS AT CARAVAGGIO’S TIME

If you have enough of the majestic beauty of emperors’ Rome, then the current exhibit at the French Academy might satisfy your yen for something different: “The Baroque Underworld: Vice and Destitution in Rome” shows the oddest sides of the city at the time when the Popes were her indisputable rulers. Prostitutes, thieves, gamblers, drunkards are captured forever in the paintings of those artists who used to come to Rome from all over Europe at Caravaggio’s time and went through taverns, brothels and the many more obscure spots of the Eternal City of four centuries ago.
The exhibit (the first of its kind) is set up in cooperation with the Petit Palace of Paris.
Venue: Villa Medici, 5 minutes walk from the Spanish Steps (Spagna metro station).
Time: 10:45am-1pm, 2-7pm Tue-Sun until 18 January 2015.
Hotel Des Artistes is at just three metro stops from it!

Some More Tips About Rome

AmphitheatreAlmost two thousand years after its collapse as an Empire, Rome now lives under the shadow of a once powerful and prosperous nation.

The beauty of the Spanish Steps with its sinking boat, massive amphitheatre called Coloseum, fine wall arts sparsed across the city’s Catholic santuaries, monuments, catacombs, religious abondance etc. Visiting all these and others is definitely going to be an unforgotable memory.

After roaming, the Trastevere area is good area to chill out, certainly if you have time because this is located on the other side of the river Tiber, opposite to the major touristic sites. This neighbourhood is full of Trattorias, bars and/or restaurants, mainly giving service to the locals. After a good lunch, espresso  would be fantastic. The small and condensed coffee, rouses from sleep instantly. If not familiar with espresso, better not to try it before going to bed.

Other good stuff worth trying are: gelato (icecream), cannoli and pastries. To name some of the best gelateria in Rome: Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè, Said, Cristalli di Zucchero, Vice Gelateria, Gelateria Grom, Gelateria San Crispino, Mondi,Gelateria del Teatro, Biscottificio Innocenti, Fatamorgana, Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè, Gelateria Bocca Di Dama.

Love shopping, visit the Via Del Corso street, where you will find all the big brands. So expensive? Pass on to shopping malls like Porta di Roma, or take a cub and visit the Castello Romano Outlet where you will find best brands  for less pay. Non European residents have the option to get a refund of the VAT. Get forms from the store keepers and present the filled forms to the Customs office in the airport together with the items bought (tags not removed).

 

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”POPES OF HOPE: ART AND RELIGION IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ROME” AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

”POPES OF HOPE: ART AND RELIGION IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ROME” AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

Extended up to 11 January 2015 the exhibition set up in Castel Sant’Angelo since May 2014, which was conceived to celebrate Pope Francis’ first year after election.
Even without taking into account the magnificent backdrop provided by its locations, the exhibit offers a unique content to its visitors: on display works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Pietro da Cortona and many more artists who between ‘500 and ‘600 cooperated to beautify the Eternal City. Thanks to them, and to the enlightened Popes who sponsored their works, Rome became once again the guiding light of Christianity after centuries.
Where & when: Castel Sant’Angelo Museum, Tue-Sund 9am-7pm.
From Hotel Des Artistes just catch bus #40 up to its last stop: it’s just beside Castel Sant’Angelo.

AMERICAN CHRONICLES: NORMAN ROCKWELL’S WORKS IN ROME

AMERICAN CHRONICLES: NORMAN ROCKWELL’S WORKS IN ROME

The “American dream” most insightful painter & illustrator has been brought to Rome: until February 2015 Norman Rockwell’s paintings, documents, photographs and 323 original covers of the “Sunday Evening Post” will be on display at Palazzo Sciarra (just beside Via del Corso, in the heart of Rome). Rockwell captured USA in a sharp and affectionate way, although idealized, over a span of fifty years, throughout wars, economical crisis, race problems. His works, despite – or maybe ‘because of’ – those historical junctures always communicate optimism, banking on the state institution and ultimately in future.
Where: Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Sciarra – via M. Minghetti 22 (corner Via del Corso)
When: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-12pm.
Many bus lines connect Hotel Des Artistes to the exhibit venue: contact us for further info!

CARTIER-BRESSON: THE EYE OF THE CENTURY IN ROME

To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s statement inspires the exhibition set up in Rome to commemorate the first decade since his departure: 500 of his works (pictures, but also films, documentaries, drawings and paintings) will be on display until January 25th 2015 at Ara Pacis, a unique monument of its kind located in the core of Rome.
Reputed the father of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s shots captured events, daily life and atmospheres throughout many decades of the ‘900, after which thing he was rightly named “eye of the Century”.
A good reason to visit Rome between now and January: book your nights with us to enjoy a centrally located accommodation.2014-09-25-Cover_Catalogo_mostra_HCB-thumb

October in Rome

In our opinion October is the best month to visit Rome. And to give you a prove of the lovely atmosphere that reigns over the Eternal City during this month we snapped this picture of the work of an anonymous street artist. The caption inside the heart says “I want to steal your…”

Is October in Rome, the weather is lovely and we wish you were here.

Lungotevere’s bars, restaurants and lots more!

Every year during August  a small market is set on both sides of the Tiber river: there you can eat the very Roman porchetta, buy the products of many local artisans, attend a street-theatre performance and have dinner too!

It might just be the best event in Rome, at least in the summer: On every night until September 1, the Tiber River’s banks come alive. More than a kilometer of stalls line the river—each one a shop or cafe, restaurant or bar.

If you’re a shopping, or strolling-and-people-watching, kind of person, the possibilities are endless. On my last walk through the festival, called Lungo il Tevere Roma, I perused jewelry, bought fistfuls of dried figs and kiwis, sipped a mojito in a swanky bar, and even watched one of the last World Cup games.


All in all a very good option to spend an evening in Rome after a long (and hot) day of sightseeing. The manifestation takes place along the river, beetwen the Sisto and Garibaldi bridges; the area can be easily reached from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel Rome taking the bus H from the station Termini (get off the first stop after the bridge).

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