The time has come for the best art exhibitions here in Rome! October to January are usually the months with the top-notch displays of the year. Then, you have the February to June exhibits with fewer attendees because people start to flock the beach for their Spring weekends. For the summer months, July to September, even fewer spend their Sundays in the city. And what is the top art event on display now until early February? Van Gogh. Rome has some of the best art works in the world, but honestly, Rome hasn’t got many paintings by the Dutch master: a humble two, which are located in two separate museums! And the last Van Gogh collective exposition here was 22 years ago. So we suggest not to miss it!
The display showcases over 70 pieces by the Dutch artist, spanning over the entire range of his career, which can be found in the Vittoriano complex. Not only paintings, watercolours and drawings by Van Gogh will be on display, but also those of the artists that most inspired him, such as Rembrandt, Delacroix, Millet, Cezanne and Gauguin. Van Gogh’s artwork is explored through two themes: his love for rural life, contrasted with his fascination with urban developments. Van Gogh sees farm life as hard yet honest and timeless. While the city represents the contemporary experience setting, where manhood’s destiny was constantly changing, the ideal place to learn and improve. The exhibition runs until February 6 in 1, via San Pietro in Carcere. Opening hours: 9:30am-7:30pm Monday to Thursday, 9:30am-11:30 pm Friday and Saturday, 9:30am-8:30pm Sunday. Further information, art piece captions are in Italian, at www.comunicareorganizzando.it/mostre.asp?ID=189