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Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669):<EM> Triumph of Bacchus</EM>Capitoline Museums - Pinacoteca Capitolina, 1624/25 - 1639Oil on canvasRome, Capitoline Museums - Pinacoteca Capitolina © Roma Capitale
Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669): Triumph of Bacchus
Capitoline Museums - Pinacoteca Capitolina, 1624/25 - 1639
Oil on canvas
Rome, Capitoline Museums - Pinacoteca Capitolina
© Roma Capitale
Baroque in Rome. The Wonder of the Arts
ROME  •  Fondazione Roma Museo-Palazzo Cipolla  •  1 April - 26 July 2015
 

The Fondazione Roma Museo-Palazzo Cipolla presents an ambitious cultural operation, mainly driven by the exhibition entitled Barocco a Roma. La meraviglia delle arti (Baroque in Rome. The Wonder of the Arts). Like the metaphorical ‘Barberini Sun’ the exhibition is in the middle of an original ‘heliocentric system’, where the rays are represented by a rich series of satellite events and projects held in some of the main Baroque sites in Rome.

The exhibition presents several unpublished works such as the drawing referable to Ciro Ferri drawn from frescoes by Pietro da Cortona for Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona and other pieces which have never been exhibited in Italy, amongst which the so-called Counter-Project for the colonnade on Saint Peter’s Square by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Visitors may also admire Bernini’s sketches for the statutes on Ponte Sant’Angelo and the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (belonging to the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg); the valuable tapestry The infant Moses trampling on the Pharaoh’s crown on cardboard by Nicolas Poussin (from the Mobilier National in Paris), as well as designs by Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona. The presentation to the public of the Musician Angles by Giovanni Lanfranco (works that survived the fire in the Church of the Capuchins in the nineteenth century), which have been recently restored owing to Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei.

Other masterpieces which have been exclusively lent to the exhibition in Palazzo Cipolla are: Portrait of Costanza Bonarelli by Bernini; Atalanta and Hippomenes by Guido Reni (Museo di Capodimonte); The Triumph of Baccus by Pietro da Cortona (Musei Capitolini); Saint Mary Magdalene Penitent by Giovan Francesco Barbieri known as Il Guercino (Vatican Museums) and Time Vanquished by Love and Beauty by Simon Vouet (Museo Nacional del Prado).



Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei Website


Contact: Fondazione Roma Museo
Palazzo Cipolla
Via del Corso, 320 
00186 Rome
Tel: (39) 06.22 76 12 60

Leonardo da Vinci: • Lady with an Ermine, ca. 1490 • Oil on panel • Czartoryski Foundation, National Museum, Cracow Czartoryski Museu
Leonardo da Vinci:
Lady with an Ermine, ca. 1490
Oil on panel
Czartoryski Foundation, National Museum, Cracow
Czartoryski Museu
Leonardo da Vinci 1452 - 1519
MILAN  •  Palazzo Reale  •  16 April - 19 July 2015
 
The result of more than five years of hard work, the exhibition is curated by Pietro C. Marani and Maria Teresa Fiorio, two of the most important art historians specializing in the study of this Renaissance genius. It brings together over two hundred artworks from around one hundred museums and institutions throughout the world which, given the exceptional nature of the exhibition, have loaned some of their greatest treasures for the occasion, such as the three paintings by Leonardo from the Louvre and thirty autograph drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana – considered Leonardo's “home” in Milan – which is lending the famous Portrait of a Musician and thirty-eight drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, is also a key contributor to the exhibition.

Palazzo Reale Website


Contact: Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo, 12
Milano
Italy
Tel: (39) 02 88 46 52 30

<EM>Farnese HerculesPortable Classic</EM>Fondazione Prada Venice
Farnese Hercules
Portable Classic
Fondazione Prada Venice
Portable Classic
VENICE  •  Fondazione Prada  •  9 May - 13 September 2015
 
The exhibition Portable Classic explores the origins and functions of miniature reproductions of classical sculptures, showcasing more than 90 artworks. Both in ancient Rome and modern Europe a true ‘canon’ of sculptures was created, considered as an undisputed peak of excellence of a given subject. Their prestige was so high that, since it was almost impossible to acquire the originals, their reproductions, even on a small scale, were eagerly sought for by well-read audiences. An example of this is the Farnese Hercules, exhibited in a series of smaller-scale reproductions—measuring 20 to 150 cm—in marble, bronze and terracotta. Some classical small-scale masterpieces are presented along with Renaissance multiples, through the examples of the Ignudo della Paura and the Bathing Venus. Another section of the exhibition is devoted to important art collectors from the 1500’s. In a selection of paintings by Lorenzo Lotto, Tintoretto and Bernardino Licinio, the subjects are portrayed among classical sculptures and plaster casts from their personal collections. Starting from the emblematic cases of the Belvedere Torso and the Laocoön, the exhibition illustrates how Renaissance artists employed small-scale copies to elaborate hypotheses on the missing portions of the classical originals.

Fondazione Prada Website


Contact: Fondazione Prada
Ca’ Corner della Regina
Santa Croce 2215
30135 Venezia
Italy

Tel: (39) 41 810 91 61

<EM>Crouching Venus</EM>
Crouching Venus
Serial Classic
MILAN  •  Fondazione Prada  •  9 May - 24 August 2015
 
Curated by Salvatore Settis, in collaboration with Anna Anguissola and Davide Gasparotto, the Fondazione Prada’s new Milan venue presents Serial Classic an exhibition that focuses on classical sculpture and explores the ambivalent relationship between originality and imitation in Roman culture and its insistence on the circulation of multiples as an homage to Greek art. We tend to associate the idea of classical to that of uniqueness, but in no other period of western art history the creation of copies from great masterpieces of the past has been as important as in late Republican Rome and throughout the Imperial age. The exhibition comprises more than 70 artworks and opens with an in-depth analysis of lost originals and their multiple copies, represented by two particularly renowned series such as the Diskobolos and the Crouching Venus. Two other important sections are devoted to the materials and the colours of classical bronzes and marbles. The Kassel Apollo, for instance, is presented in two recent plaster casts which reproduce the original bronze surface of the lost Greek original and the colours of its Roman marble copies. Another area in the exhibition illustrates the technologies and methods used in the making of the copies, presenting two essential moments such as the creation of the plaster cast and the translation of proportions and measurements on the new block of marble. Two famous series are also featured in the exhibition, the Penelope, and the Caryatides, on the prototype of the Athenian originals from the Erechtheion.

The new Milan venue of the Fondazione, conceived by architecture firm OMA—led by Rem Koolhaas— expands the repertoire of spatial typologies in which art can be exhibited and shared with the public. Articulated by an architectural configuration which combines preexisting buildings with three new structures, it is the result of the transformation of a former distillery dating back to the 1910’s. Located in Largo Isarco, in the South of Milan, the compound has a gross surface area of 19,000 m2/205,000 ft2, of which 11,000 m2/118,000 ft2 is dedicated as exhibition space.


Fondazione Prada Website


Contact:

Fondazione Prada  Milano
Largo Isarco, 2
20139 Milano
Italy

 


Tel: (39) 2 5666 2611

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

D’Angelo
D’Angelo
D’Angelo and the Vanguard
ROME  •  Auditorium Parco della Musica  •  6 July 2015
 
D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Auditorium Parco della Musica Website



Detailed schedule information:
21h

Contact: Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
00196 Rome
Italy
Tel: : (39) 06 80 24 11

Ben Harper
Ben Harper
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
ROME  •  Auditorium Parco della Musica  •  20 July 2015
 
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Ben Harper: vocals, guitar
Leon Mobley: percussion
Juan Nelson: bass
Oliver Charles: drums
Jason Yates: tastiere
Michael Ward: guitar

Auditorium Parco della Musica Website



Detailed schedule information:
21h

Contact: Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
00196 Rome
Italy
Tel: : (39) 06 80 24 11

Lauren Hill
Lauren Hill
Ms Lauryn Hill
ROME  •  Auditorium Parco della Musica  •  13 July 2015
 
Ms Lauryn Hill

Auditorium Parco della Musica Website



Detailed schedule information:
21h

Contact: Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
00196 Rome
Ital
Tel: (39) 06 80 24 11



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