So, we finally have a Pope. The world was surprised…
Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard, close friends and log-time correspondents in their own days, are now to be seen together in Rome! The exhibition of the two French artists, organized by the City of Rome, the region of Lazio and a committee of top experts, consists of 230 works of the two artistsÂ presenting all their different techniques from oil paintings to sculptures toÂ drawings. The exhibition also includes documents coming from private collections all over the world.
The works are organised according to the subjects depicted, and tend to underline the profound similarities between the expression and creativity of the two artists.
The exhibition has already been opened to the public on the 6th October 2006, and will stay open until the 4th February 2007 in the Vittoriano exhibition complex on the Venice Square (Piazza Venezia) built as a monument to the king Vittorio Emanuele.
The entrance of the museum is on the Via San Pietro in Carcere on the side of the building. The opening hours are from 9.30 AM to 7.30 PM, except on Fridays and Saturdays, when you can go and get your art experience even after dinner, until 11.30 PM, and on Sundays until 8.30 PM. For more information call the following number 06 6780664. For the location of the museum Vittoriano see the Rome city map here.