Crazy: The Madness of Contemporary Art. Review by Carla Scarano. The thought-provoking and engrossing new exhibition at the enchanting Chiostro del Bramante in the centre of Rome near Piazza Navona absorbs the viewer well before the entrance of the exhibition and beyond the exit.
Surrealism Beyond Borders. Review by Barbara Lewis. Surrealism has never respected borders of any kind. As a movement, it crystallised in 1924 in Paris, and, even then, some artists questioned whether they could belong to something that by definition defied easy categorisation.
The Roman School of Painting at Villa Torlonia. Review by Carla Scarano. The impressive compound of Villa Torlonia, which is in via Nomentana in Rome, is the result of the development of various buildings in the natural environment of the park.
Poussin and the Dance. National Gallery Until January 2022 Whirling movements, careful choreography and harmonious compositions characterise the works of Poussin that are on display at the exhibition at the National Gallery. He cleverly combined a rigorous study of Greek and Roman antiquities with Baroque sensitivity.
Nero: The Man behind the Myth. British Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. Nero, a young Roman emperor and the last ruler of the first dynasty, the Julio-Claudian dynasty, reigned for fourteen years, from AD 54 to AD 68. His legacy is still controversial and is the subject of this exhibition at the British Museum
Both artists celebrate the regenerative forces of nature to which we have been sensitised by months of lockdown and both exhibitions are a joyful celebration of a cautious reopening after a period of painful reflection.
The Arctic: Culture and Climate: Resilience and an enduring thriving culture characterise the population living in the Arctic, a large area in the North Pole comprising Greenland, Alaska, some of the northern territories of Canada, and parts of Siberia and Scandinavia.
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Tantra: enlightenment to revolution, British Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. culture and tradition are as alive as ever today, as the comprehensive and exhaustive exhibition at the British Museum shows.
Farleys House and Gallery, Home of the Surrealists, Muddles Green. Review by Barbara Lewis. In pandemic times Farleys House visits have slowed to a trickle, throwing the economics into jeopardy.
In the first exhibition to explore the evolution of Moore’s artistic obsession, the Wallace Collection brings together more than sixty sketches, drawings, maquettes and full-sized sculptures in plaster, lead and bronze, culminating in his seven Helmet Heads.
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Tokyo: a bridge between tradition and modernity, by Carla Scarano D’Antonio. Compared to Kyoto, Tokyo is bigger, busier and cosmopolitan. My friend Ornella and I had plenty of time by ourselves as my daughter was busy with her course at the Bunka Gakuen University where she is attending a Master in Fashion and Design.