Given this “Italian Connection”, so important in Rodin’s work, is only fitting to have an exhibition in Rome – the house of his artistic forebears- thaf aims to bring into focus the importance of the sensual and sensorial pleasure in the work of the French master. A man with a broken nose, a couple that kisses with an intensity unrestrained by any mythological excuse (we are looking at you, Canova): the flesh, the body and the unabashed beauty of its pleasures are the great themes of this exhibition.
From February 22 until June 8 the Vittoriano Complex in Rome will be displaying some of the most representative works of the French impressionists, one of the artistic movements that originated painting as we understand it today.
At the beginnning of the 20th century the impressionists, most of them French, set to change art bypainting in the open to re-create the many effects of light, and by favouring subjects of every day life, a mindset deemed outrageous by many, since painters back then priviliged mythological or biblical subjects.
Nowadays the most important impressionist collection is on display at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, which has led some of its most important works for this Roman exhibition. The Vittoriano Complex is located in Via di San Pietro in Carcere, just beside Venezia square and can be reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes taking the bus 40 from the Station Termini.
The Italian team will play in his own field, the Stadio Olimpico, first against Scotland and then against England. Not small challenges, considering that Rugby has gained wide exposure and popularity only recently, but the Azzurri are a tough pack and they sure learn fast.
The match against Scotland will take place Februrary 22nd, at 14:30 P.M; the one against England on March 15, 15:30 P.M. The Stadio Olimpico is located just outside the city center: to get there just take the red subway line (“A” line), get off at the Station Flamino and then take tram 2 until the last stop.