Paintings in Rome

MAURICE DENIS… COMING SOON TO ROME

MAURICE DENIS… COMING SOON TO ROME

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!

LOVE & LIFE ACCORDING TO MARC CHAGALL

LOVE & LIFE ACCORDING TO MARC CHAGALL

March Chagall and his personal experience in life and love will be soon on exhibit in Rome. A co-operation between the Eternal City and Jerusalem indeed is bringing to Italy 150 woks of art by the Jewish painter, who was born in Russia in 1887 and settled down in France, where he died in 1985.
The whole exhibition is about the strong relationship between Chagall and Bella Rosenfeld, who was not only his wife but also his artistic muse. All the paintings, drawings and prints that visitors will have the chance to admire from March 16 to July 26 are reflections of the artist’s experience and cultural background. Deeply rooted in him is the Jewish culture, which is embodied by basically ever-present characters in his paintings: the goat, an allegory of hope and confidence; 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.
“Marc Chagall. Love and life” is goint to be at Chiostro del Bramante, at short walking distance from Piazza Navona. It will be open on a daily base: from Monday to Friday 10am – 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 9 pm. Tickets: maximum € 13.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at Yes Hotel should you be interested in more info about current exhibitions in Rome!

MATISSE: ARABESQUE FASCINATION AT SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE

MATISSE: ARABESQUE FASCINATION AT SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE

From now until June 21st, Scuderie del Quirinale (the prestigious building opposite to the abode of the President of the Republic) host a drizzling new exhibition dedicated to the works of Henri Matisse. Common ground of the paintings on display is the characteristic arabesque motif which is part of a number of Matisse’s works of art, the fascination for geometric designs and graphic undulations deriving from the encounter the author had with the Oriental culture during his journeys, as well as from the International lively milieu of 19th-20th century France.  Paintings have come to Rome from some of the major museums in the world, such as Tate, MET, MoMa, Puškin, Ermitage, Pompidou, Orangerie, Philadelphia, Washington.
Ticktes range from € 6 to € 12. Opening time: Sunday to Thursday 10:00am to 8:00pm; Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 10:30pm.
Scuderie del Quirinale are easily connected by bus to Termini station: ask our staff at Yes Hotel for directions!

QUIRINALE, CASA DEGLI ITALIANI

QUIRINALE, CASA DEGLI ITALIANI

1200 stanze e oltre 110.000 m²: Roma offrirà a breve un nuovo impareggiabile gioiello a visitatori e residenti, il palazzo del Quirinale. Com’è noto, il neo-eletto Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella ha disposto l’apertura giornaliera dello storico edificio, che diverrà effettiva dopo i tempi tecnici necessari per ridimensionare le aree attualmente occupate da uffici o utilizzate per eventi istituzionali, in modo da rendere accessibile al pubblico il maggior numero possibile di ambienti.
Il guadagno per gli amanti dell’arte e della storia è inestimabile. Questo palazzo del Cinquecento è la più grande residenza al mondo occupata da un capo di stato, e in generale costituisce il sesto edificio più esteso del pianeta. Ma il suo valore intrinseco sta soprattutto nel patrimonio che custodisce: libri antichi, arazzi, tappezzerie, mobili, dipinti, sculture, servizi di porcellana, carrozze storiche, lampadari all’interno di saloni che risalgono a fine Rinascimento, per non parlare di giardini e serre. L’occupazione del palazzo rispecchia dalla sua fondazione la storia del nostro Paese: vi hanno abitato trenta papi, quattro re d’Italia e dodici presidenti della Repubblica.
In attesa del nuovo riassetto, la struttura è visitabile solo di domenica con il consueto orario: 08:30 – 12:00. Chiusure nei prossimi mesi: 5 aprile – 31 maggio – 1° novembre – 20, 27 dicembre e durante il periodo estivo (28 giugno – 6 settembre).
Il Quirinale è facilmente raggiungibile da Yes Hotel con diverse linee di autobus: chiedete al nostro staff per maggiori dettagli!

LUCIANO BENETTON’S IMAGE OF THE WORLD

LUCIANO BENETTON’S IMAGE OF THE WORLD

Part of Luciano Benetton’s art collection is currently on display in Rome. It’s actually much more than a simple collection: it’s a project, a vision, an image of the world, as its title “Imago Mundi” points out. The chief of one of the most successful Italian brands in the world is indeed very much involved in spreading and preserving the arts, and his ultimate intuition took precisely the shape of “Imago Mundi”. This project aims at showing to public thousands of works of art that Benetton either collected or commissioned to emerging artists during his life-time journeys. These works respond to two main characteristics: they are 10×12 cm in size, they are non-profit. The concept is to create a visual map of humanity, to favour a global meeting of culture in respect of their different expressive means. As an ultimate result, the artists involved will be supported by Benetton’s foundation in finding visibility. By 2015 the project will have reached 100 nations.
Currently in Rome the works coming from Africa: 16 countries and over 2000 artists.
No admission fee!
Where: Carlo Bilotti Museum, inside Villa Borghese.
When: until 11 January 2015. Tue-Fri 10am-4pm. Sat-Sun 10am-7pm. Mon closed.
From Yes Hotel just catch metro line A and get off at Flaminio.

THE DARKEST SIDES OF ROME ON DISPLAY

THE DARKEST SIDES OF ROME ON DISPLAY

Rascals, prostitutes, transvestites, rogues, gamblers, drunkards: ancient Rome was not only about the beautiful buildings remains still standing today. An exhibit at French Academy currently throws light on the darkest atmospheres and figures of Seventeenth century Rome, at the time of the Pope’s greatest political strenght. That was also Caravaggio’s time, and like him a great number of artists used to gather in the Eternal City to enjoy her immortal beauty. But exactly like him, many of these artists (from France, Spain, Netherlands) ended up to hang out in the gutter swarming about the people they would have subsequently immortalize in their paintings.
Set up in cooperation with Petit Palais of Paris, “The Baroque Underworld: Vice and Dereliction in Rome” is the first exhibit of its kind.
Where: Villa Medici, Viale della Trinità dei Monti (5 minutes walk from the Spanish Steps).
When: until 18 January 2015, Tue-Sun 10:45am-1pm and 2-7pm.
From Yes Hotel catch metro line A and get off at the the third stop: Spagna.