05.02.2014 - 25.05.2014
In the lofty and impressive Borghese Gallery in Rome, the Polo Museale of the City of Rome and the Soprintendenza Special for Historic, Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological Heritage present Giacometti. La Scultura until May 25th, 2014.
The exposition brings one of the 20th-Century's unparalleled artists, Alberto Giacometti, to the Eternal City; accompanying him, of course, are his revolutionary human figures in bronze.
The Gallery, inside Villa Borghese, proves to be the perfect setting, itself already bursting with masterpieces from every period, particularly with sculpture - from the Greco-Roman, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical ages.
The exhibit is made up of 40 pieces, of bronzes, plaster casts and drawings from this visionary, surrealist dreamer; visitors can expect a collection that delves into the nature and spirit of the artist's subjects, written into their awesome and extraordinary forms.
The temporary Giacometti installation is curated so as to narrate something about the sculptor as well, stitching his pieces with the permanent residents of the Gallery in dialogue. Imagine the white and sinuous Femme couchée qui rêve (1929) as it recalls Canova's Paolina (1805/1808), her face fittingly mirrored by the Tête qui regarde (1928). Then, the staggering steps of Homme qui marche (1947) echo Aeneas's tired struggle beneath the weight of Anchises (1619). Also part of the scene are Femme qui marche (1932/1936), black and mysterious - sphynx-like, rather, in her basalt matter (Egyptian Room); the disequilibrium of Homme qui chavire (1950), off-kilter and ready to collapse, not unlike Bernini's David (1623/1624)!
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16 Euro (includes mandatory reservation price of 2 Euro)
Tuesday to Sunday, 9 AM to 7 PM (Last entry at 5 PM)
Where: Galleria Borghese
Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5