Demetra Hotel reccomends:
from 29 September 2014 to 21 February 2015
“With over one hundred and fifty works, including some of his most famous masterpieces such as Hand with Reflecting Sphere (M.C. Escher Foundation), Day and Night (Bressanone, Giudiceandrea Collection), Another World II (Bressanone, Giudiceandrea Collection), Relativity (Bressanone, Giudiceandrea Collection), a major anthological exhibition devoted entirely to the Dutch engraver and graphic artist is opening in Rome, putting his artistic language into context and recounting the network of seemingly incompatible cultural worlds which, thanks to his art and creative drive, achieve harmony in a decidedly unique visual dimension.
Organized by DART Chiostro del Bramante and Arthemisia Group, in partnership with the M.C. Escher Foundation, thanks to loans from the Federico Giudiceandrea Collection, curated by Marco Bussagli, with the sponsorship of Roma Capitale, the ESCHER exhibition aims to emphasize the unique way in which this scholar – because the term artist, in the usual understanding of the word, seems to be somewhat inadequate – observed nature, adopting a different viewpoint, so that beauty of geometric regularity emerges in filigree, transforming it into something magical and playful.
The exhibition devoted to this great scholar, a magician of hyper-evocative design, uses Escher’s works to convey the interpenetration of simultaneous worlds, the continuous passage between three-dimensional and two-dimensional objects, but also his research into Gestalt – the psychology of shape that focused on themes of perception –, the mathematical and geometric implications of his art, the principles of visual perception and the effect that his work had on the society of the time.
The exhibition also includes a number of comparative works, including pieces by Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio de Chirico, Giacomo Balla and Luca Maria Patella.”
Chiostro del Bramante
Vai Arco della Pace, 5
€13,00 Full price