Vincent Van Gogh comes back in Rome: out-of-time Countryside – Modern City

After 22 years, the art genius Vincent Van Gogh comes back in Rome with an exhibition at Complesso Vittoriano with more than 60 artworks, besides the ones made by the masters who inspired and guided the Dutch painter to the development of his technique and the predilection for certain subjects.

Van Gogh often painted rural and urban subjects bringing out values coming from tradition, countryside, warm hardness you could find in faces, humbles and peasants’ daily gestures.

By painting modern cities, the painter always chose to create alleys pictures of suburbs in full expansion in that period, while in his countryside representations Van Gogh inserted his personal idea of happiness in simple farmer life.

In both themes, the artist is inclined to deliberately ignore inaccuracies about real contemporary life of his subjects and preferred to reveal the values he used to refer himself to.

Two themes letting you glimpse the contrasts in the artist’s mind and which certainly contributed in making him one of the painting greatest genius in modern times.

A unique union between innovation and tradition to withstand new era’s changing to which Van Gogh studies contributed about Delacroix, Daubigny, Millet, Rembrandt and the debates hosted during his meetings with his contemporary artists as Pissarro, Cézanne, Gauguin and Seurat.

The exhibition in Rome follows the traces of the artist and that dichotomy accompanying him lifetime even up to a fusion of two themes in last years of his life, as in the “Sower” (1888) where you can notice in back of the boy sowing Arles suburbs.

The pictures come from museums and private collections from all around the world, making the exhibition a great center of attraction for both art lovers and simple curious people.

Considering it has been a great success until now, the duration of the exhibition has been stretched for two weeks more, ending on February, 20th rather than on 6th.

The access to the exhibition needs a fee payment. It is advisable to buy ticket on presale online and, if you wish, book in the same way a guided tour.

My personal advice is to prearrange a guided tour not to run the risk of losing important details about art work exposed, and to visit the museum near opening or closing time.

The visit to the museum lasts one hour and half approximately, it obviously depends on how much time you have to play around and how long does it takes you to study each picture.

From Monday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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