Art Exhibitions in Rome

The Bruegel Dinasty at the Chiostro del Bramante

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It appears that being the son or daughter of a famous artists isn’t easy, that’s why we don’t find in art many examples of artistic dinasties. One the happy exceptions are the Bruegels, a family of Flemish painters whose work will be on display at the Chiostro del Bramante Museum until June 3, 2013.

The exhibition follows  the four generations of Bruegels drawing a parallel beetwen their artistic evolution and the  vicisitudes of their personal lives. To the contemporary eye the work of the Bruegel dinasty might appear odd at times; it uses the same moralistic and sometimes grotesque perspective used by Hyeronimus Bosch, a contemporary of the Bruegels whose surreal slant is greatly appreciated by modern painters.

The Chiostro del Bramante is open everyday from 10:00 until 20:00 (until 21:00 Saturdays and Sundays). To reach the museum from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes, go to the station Termini, take the bus 64 for for 10 stops and then get off at Corso Vittorio Emanuele/ Navona.

Dali in Rome: Melting the Eternal City


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Salvador Dali seemed to have a perverse affection for the classical and stern. He takes a serious-looking clock, a revered Greek statue and then proceeds to twist them, cut hem, melt them.

It was only logical then for Dali to feel a keen interest in the most stern, classical city in the world: Rome. An exhibition at the Complesso del Vittoriano explores the relationship beetwen the Eternal City and the painter and the results are, well… surreal.

Visiting the exhibition you will see on display a Vespa that Dali painted and will learn about his exhilarant antiques in Rome: he gave a press conference in Latin even though he didn’t speak the language, insisted on working on a painting with a rhinocero and visited the biennale of Venice sporting a gun.

No other artist has had such a profound influence in the art as we understand it and, all his irreverence non withstanding, no other artist has shown the same amount of faith and affection for the classical. In a paradoxical way the most blasphemous painter of its time turns out to be the best guide to the most pious city in the world.


The Exhibition Dali, Un Artista, Un Genio will be open at the Complesso Del Vittoriano (Piazza Venezia) until July the 1st, 2012.

Salvador Dali: Surrealist Genius in Rome

Salvator-DalìAn eccentric character to say the least, Salvador Dali was a Spanish Catalan surrealist painter. Born in Figueres, Spain, Dali was a particularly skilled draftsman and the use of this in his work is quite astounding.
A self confessed genius, Dali managed to grab attention not only for his masterful works but also gain much, if not more, for his extremely eccentric behaviour. He was known to have driven a car filled to the roof with cauliflowers, lectured with his head enclosed in a diving helmet and had a complesso-del-vittorianobewildering but amusing affinity for rhinoceros horns, to which he claimed that rhinoceros horns and cauliflowers were the base of his inspiration.
Dali had a rather large repertoire including film, sculpture and photography collaborating with a range of artists in a variety of media. His skills in painting are often attributed to the influence of renaissance masters.
Now in Rome you have the chance to acquire some insight of your own into the painter. The exhibition, held in the Complesso Del Vittoriano from the 10th of March to the 30th of June, investigates the artists complex personality and his multifaceted genius. An aspect of the painters life that has been so far ignored by exhibitions and research into Dali will be brought to light, this aspect is his relationship with Italy.

If you need more information about the exhibition and for the best accomodation in Rome, don’t hesitate to check our website or send us an e-mail!


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Edward Hopper in Rome

Our Blogger: Marcelo

-For the first time ever an exposition of the paintings of this great American master will be organized in Rome. Marcelo has all the details for you.

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Stoic and fatalistic. Introverted. Painter of daily life. A sense of humor and a frank manner mixed with a conservative vision about politics. A man who simply accepted things as they were. Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967), one of the most popular and well known American artists of the twentieth century will be in Rome from February 16th.

For the first time in Italy! An exciting exhibition that arrives to Rome after a great success at the Palazzo Reale in Milan (More than 1,600 daily visitors). The Exhibition in Rome is organized with the support of Fondazione Roma and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. It will be entirely dedicated to all aspects of Edward Hopper’s extraordinary career.

Explore Edward Hopper artistic conception in which  “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world’’ while , “So much of every art is an expression of the subconscious’’ and ‘’ and little of importance by the conscious intellect.”

When: from February 16, 2010 until June 15
Where: Museum Fondazione Roma, Via del Corso 320
Ticket price: the information was not available at the moment this blog was written.
Check more info: www.fondazioneroma.it /www.edwardhopper.it
How to get there: From our locations Hotel Des Artistes ROME or Yes Hotel Rome simply take line A of the Underground direction Battistini and get off at station Flaminio and walk five minutes (it’s a twenty minutes total trip). Check www.hoteldesartistes.com and www.yeshotelrome.com