If you’re lucky enough to be in Rome over the autumn and winter months, the chances are that your city break itinerary will be chock full of sightseeing must-sees without a lot of spare time for anything else. When in Rome, after all! And yet, if you can carve an hour or two free into your packed schedule, opening at the Complesso del Vittoriano this coming Friday (4th October) is an exhibition devoted to the work of Paul Cézanne and the artists of the 20th century which looks set to be a popular attractions in Rome over the forthcoming months, especially if you’re looking to escape the winter chill of outdoor architectural and archaeological appreciation.
Running until 2nd February 2014, the exhibition seeks to explore how Cézanne, a Post-Impressionist painter, laid the groundwork for a remarkable jump from 19th-century Impressionism to a new and radically different approach to art in the 20th century, namely Cubism, bridging the gap between artistic endeavour and artistic enquiry. Examining the influence of the French painter on the careers of a number of Italian artists, the exhibition features a number of works by Cézanne himself, in addition to a series of paintings by Italian artists including Umberto Boccioni, Mario Sironi, Carlo Carrà, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Girogio Morandi, Felice Casorati, Fausto Pirandello and Felice Carena.
Being held in the prestigious Complesso del Vittoriano, the exhibition is open daily from 9.30am to 7.30pm Monday to Thursday, until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and until 8.30pm on Sundays. Tickets cost €12 (plus a booking fee).