The other night I was waiting to catch my bus…
Summer has just begun, and yet in many museums in Rome the forthcoming season of exhibitions has already being refined.
Right across the fresh and relaxing environment of Villa Borghese (the central park in Rome), for instance, the specialist team at the National Gallery of Modern has been working on Maurice Denis, dai Nabis a una Nuova Spiritualità (Maurice Denis, from the Nabis to a new spirituality), the new exciting art event scheduled from 20 November 2015 until 3 April 2016.
The exhibition will revisit, throughout one hundred works of his, the evolution of the French artist from a legendary post-impressionist avant-gard group which had named itself “Nabis” (Hebrew word for “prophet”, with reference to the new forms of expressions created by this artistic group), to the “Ateliers d’Art Sacré”, that on the other side attempted to reconcile the Church institution with the modern civilization.
Maurice Denis stands against any sort of art aiming at sacrificing the emotions to conventional patterns; consistently, he is as against the “dead prose” of realism. He is a promoter of living poetry instead, where the personality of the artist is the only crucial issue during the creative process: “What really creates a work of art is the power and the will of the artist” and “anything necessary to a paint well has to be sincere.’’
From Yes Hotel just catch metro line A and get off at Flaminio. From there either bus #910 or tram 19 will take you right opposite the National Gallery of Modern Art!