Visita alla Mostra di Alphonse Mucha – Roma


Si è svolta il 25 maggio 2016 la visita guidata gratuita alla Mostra di Alphonse Mucha al Vittoriano di Roma.Visita Guidata Graduita alla Mostra di Alphonse Mucha - Roma

E’ stata un grande privilegio per noi poter offrire ai nostri Associati l’occasione di visitare una bellissima mostra di un precursone dell’Art Nouveau con la sapiente descrizione di Gianluca Pica, grazie all’aiuto dei Family Banker di Banca Mediolanum.

Due ore di percorso con circa 200 opere tra dipinti (come Self-portrait del 1899 e France Embraces Bohemia del 1918), manifesti (Poster for ‘Gismonda’ del 1894 e Sarah Bernhardt as La Princesse Lointaine del 1896), disegni (tra cui gli studi per ‘By force towards freedom, with love towards unity!’ del 1910-1911 e per ‘The Age of Wisdom’ del 1936-1938) e gioielli (quelli dell’Esposizione universale del 1900 come Ornamental chain with pendants e ‘Peacock ring’ entrambi del 1900)

In questa sequenza di immagini scattate durante e dopo la visita guidata, dimostra la viva partecipazione e interesse dei nostri associati.
Bellissimo l’allestimento offerto che ha messo ben in evidenza il percorso artistico del grande protagonista, promotore di un nuovo linguaggio comunicativo, di un’arte visiva innovativa e potente a cavallo tra l’800 e il ‘900.

Grazie anche e specialmente a lui la Belle Epoque ha conosciuto un grande innovatore e comunicatore.

Ringraziamo di cuore i Family Banker di Banca Mediolanum che hanno offerto l’ingresso e la guida, nonché l’aperitivo al termine, con l’affascinante affaccio ai Fori Imperiali di Roma.

Ci vediamo alla prossima iniziativa dell’Associazione Arts in Rome!

Visita Guidata Gratuita alla Mostra di Alphonse Mucha – Roma

Visita Guidata Graduita alla Mostra di Alphonse Mucha - Roma

25 Maggio 2016 – Complesso del Vittoriano- via dei Fori Imperiali – Roma

L’Associazione Culturale “Arts in Rome” e Banca Mediolanum offre ai propri soci l’opportunità di visitare Gratuitamente la Mostra di Alphonse Mucha e l’Art Nouveau al Complesso del Vittoriano a Roma, con l’accompagnamento di Gianluca Pica che ne descriverà la storia e le opere.
Al termine verrà offerto un aperitivo ai Fori Imperiali.

La mostra

Dal 15 aprile sarà ospitata nelle sale del Vittoriano la mostra di Alfonse Mucha, curata da Tomoko Sato, che ripercorre l’intero percorso creativo dell’artista ceco, attraverso 200 opere tra dipinti, manifesti, disegni, opere decorative, gioielli e arredi. Un occasione per conoscere e approfondire questo grande artista, che fu a cavallo tra ‘800 e ‘900, uno dei più celebri in Europei.  Particolarmente famose le sue opere grafiche, combinando infatti immagini di donne seducenti a composizioni e layout tipografici innovativi, riuscì a creare originalissimi manifesti. Nacque così un nuovo genere di arte visiva fiorito nella Parigi della Belle Époque e Mucha divenne una vera e propria icona dell’Art Nouveau. (

Quando e Dove?

L’Appuntamento è alle 17.00 (inizio visita 17.30) di Mercoledì 25 Maggio 2016 al Complesso del Vittoriano, lato via dei Fori Imperiali e a seguire i Family Banker di Banca Mediolanum, offrono un aperitivo ai Fori Imperiali.

Quick info

Data: 25 Maggio 2016 alle 17.00
Luogo: Complesso del Vittoriano – via dei Fori Imperiali
Info: [email protected]
Telefono: +39 393 9433 952
Durata: circa 3h
Come arrivare
Costo per i NON Associati: 10 Euro validità 1 anno per altri Eventi Gratuiti


Per gli Associati ad Arts in Rome, la partecipazione è GRATUITA, per i NON Associati è richiesta l’iscrizione all’Associazione con il contributo di Euro 10 Una Tantum che avrà validità di 1 anno e permetterà di partecipare gratuitamente ad altri eventi.

La partecipazione è a numero chiuso di 20 persone. ACCETTIAMO SOLO PRENOTAZIONI


Ringraziamo calorosamente Sandro Scalera Family Banker di Banca Mediolanum per essersi proposti come Sponsor dell’evento, coprendo interamente i costi di biglietto, della Guida e dell’aperitivo. Senza di loro non potremmo godere appieno questa grande mostra.

The Borromini’s lantern: the fire of the Knowledge

Imagine to walk peacefully throught the fine streets in the city centre of Rome.
Now, imagine to have to the right an open door.
Passing the entrance, you will stay just in the centre of a courtyard, surrounded by columns. But what is majestic and truly beautiful is a white and brilliant lantern set above a church in front of you.

That lantern, the architectural final part of a dome in a church, has a spiral shape, recalling movements and virtuosism. It isn’t a dream, but a true church which stands not far from Piazza Navona. This is the church of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, and the genius who created it and its wonderful lantern was one of the most important artists in Rome: Borromini

The Borromini’s lantern

Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza

It was a church projected during the XVI century, when all the area was under restoration.
What is foundamental to say is that this place was famous in Rome, just because it was the first headquarter of the La Sapienza University.
It was inaugurated during the first years of the XIV century by the Pope Bonifacio VIII, who wanted to show how the city could be the birthplace and the core of the Knowledge.
But over the centuries it was quite destroyed and abandoned.
This is the reason why in the Renaissance, a time in which whatever you want in Rome was restored and built, La Sapienza University was one of the palaces chosen for some restorations.

Cupola - Chiesa Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

After many years the construction site wasn’t finish.
It was a huge problem, due to the image of Rome which had to indicate the city not only as the place of the Church, but also the refuge of Arts and Wisdow.

They could be created thanks to the deeds of the Christian Church and for this reason the sacred building was essential. Borromini started to work there with a simple aim: he had to built something that could remember to everybody the real symbols of the place.

The Lantern

We could speak a lot about the great project created by the master. How he was able to use geometrical shapes in order to produce a star map, how the inside of the church was so brilliant… but we have to put our attention to the fantastic lantern! An architectural element which connects the ground with the sky, with its curved lines and decorations.

What do it represents?

The lantern is the Fire of the Wisdow, but not only…it symbollically regains the Babele Tower, which was also a symbol of the human Knowledge. Moreover, the lantern regains also the Headlight of Alessandria, other human masterpiece.
So, in this way we could understand how Borromini played with the history and the traditions, in order to obtain something that managed to represent some of the most important human discretions.

Then, he was able to create something more: a new must see monument in Rome!

A marble intruder at Trevi Fountain

Fontana di Trevi Roma


Walking around the famous Trevi Fountain, while your look is totally catched for the great beauty of the majestic Baroque masterpiece, you could find an odd object which seems stand here just for a mistake.
But what is looks like a giant marble vase, it’s the main character of a curious story.
This is the tale of the Ace of Cup



During the construction site of the gorgeous fountain, the architect Nicola Salvi had some troubles with a picturesque man who lived and worked just close to the place in which would be set the Trevi Fountain. He was, according to the history, a little and fat barber who stood inside his shop, in order to cut the hairs of his customers.
Ace of Cup Trevi FountainThe problem was just one: each day and for many times, this man managed to criticize the Nicola Salvi’s project.
How was annoying it!
Imagine how was terrible for the architect stay here while that man found everytime an excuse for disapprove the construction site!
So, for this reason, Salvi decided to put something which could impede the look at the barber.

And the great solution imagined from the architect was this big marble vase which at the beginning was named as the Ace of the playing card.
And today the name is still the same!

Ace of Cup Trevi Fountain

When you are in front of Trevi Fountain, with its huge sculpted groups which symbolize the real dynamism of the water, try to take a glance at the right.
Very close to the false rock which creates the impressive scenic design of the Fountain, stands this marble vase decorated with naturalistc reliefs.
It’s an example of the Roman tradition

But would you know what is the strange thing?
It is that this story it isn’t just an invention or something similar.
This is the truth!

Sketch at Musei Capitolini

[:en]All the photos of Sketch at Musei Capitolini, Rome!

It is the most amazing Museum that I never seen in my life…and the views overlookings Fori Imperiali are very stunning. I, Giampiero, Antonella, Federica and Janine for Sketch the Sculpture in the Galate Room.

Start to visit the Gallery and come with us the next event.

Balcony of Musei Capitolini that overlookings Fori Imperiali

We start to visit the Museo…

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visiting Musei Capitolini with Arts in Rome

and the simbol of Rome, The Wolf

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The simble of Rome

and after one hour and half visiting all the Masterpieces, we finally start to draw at the Galate Room

Drawing the Galate Sculpture

other exercises

drawing at museum
drawing at museum

and don’t forget to smile! It is Art, of course…

Sketch at Musei Capitolini


Sketch at Musei Capitolini
Sketch at Musei Capitolini

See you the Next Event of Arts in Rome!


Sketch at Musei Capitolini

Sketch at Musei Capitolini

25 Ottobre 2015 ai Musei Capitolini, piazza del Campidoglio, Roma

Siamo al terzo appuntamento di “Sketch at…” dell’Associazione Arts in Rome, con l’obiettivo di avvicinare gli amanti dell’arte ai Musei, Gallerie, Chiese, studiandone i capolavori, la loro storia grazie agli Storici dell’Arte dell’Associazione [sg_popup id=”2″]Flumen[/sg_popup] e disegnando con l’aiuto del Maestro [sg_popup id=”4″]Antonio Finelli[/sg_popup]

Accanto alla meravigliosa piazza del Campidoglio, disegnata da Michelangelo Buonarroti, esiste il museo pubblico piu’ antico al mondo (1471), voluto da Papa Sisto IV Della Rovere, lo stesso che ha dato precedentemente incarico a Michelangelo di dipingere la Cappella Sistina al Vaticano.

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Già con Papa Sisto IV, molte opere sono state spostate dal Vaticano o dal Quirinale verso il nuovo museo, come ad esempio la [sg_popup id=”10″]Lupa Capitolina[/sg_popup] o il Marc’Aurelio (la cui copia è nel piazzale esterno), ma, a seguito di scavi e acquisizioni, la collezione è diventata una delle più importanti di Roma e del mondo, che annovera sculture romane, egizie, del Bernini, opere pittoriche di Guido Reni, Caravaggio, Carracci, Guercino, Rubens, Pietro da Cortona, ecc..
Vedi la collezione intera dal sito Istituzionale dei Musei Capitolini

Quando e Come

Piazza del Campidoglio or Campidoglio square. Rome, Italy

Ci vediamo domenica 25 Ottobre 2015 alle 14.30 sotto la Statua di Marc’Aurelio al centro di Piazza del Campidoglio, ognuno equipaggiato con album da disegno, matite e gomma.
Iniziamo subito il percorso di visita dentro le Sale del Museo con la Guida che ne spiegherà la storia e le Opere esposte e sarà a disposizione per qualsiasi domanda.
Finita la visita che durerà circa 2 ore, prenderemo posto di fronte ad alcune opere scelte da Antonio Finelli ( e iniziermo la nostra sessione di Disegno. Antonio vi darà alcuni suggerimenti sulla prospettiva e sulle proporzioni.
Alle 19.30 finiremo il lavoro

Quick info

Data: 25 Ottobre 2015 alle 14.30
Luogo: Piazza del Campidoglio
Info:[email protected]
Telefono: +39 393 9433 952
Difficoltà: media
Durata: circa 5h
Ingressi: Musei Capitolini
Come arrivare:


La partecipazione a Sketch at Musei Capitolini è di Euro 35 e comprende:

  • Blocco da Disegno
  • una Matita 2b
  • Iscrizione all’Associazione
  • L’assistenza del Tutor di Disegno
  • La Visita Guidata del Museo

E’ escluso il biglietto d’ingresso al Museo, che deve essere acquistato direttamente alla Biglietteria


Grazie a  2C Arte  Partner Tecnico, i partecipanti avranno in REGALO:
+ Un Sketchbook
+ Una matita 2B

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Quota di partecipazione
35 Euro + Ingresso al Museo

Pagamento anticipato obbligatorio, non rimborsabile, via Paypal o Bonifico Bancario (non contanti)
In caso di disdetta la prenotazione sarà valida per lo “Sketch At” successivo oppure è valido per un’altra persona, il cui nominativo deve essere comunicato via email a:  [email protected]

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Sketch at Appia Antica

Sketch at Appia Antica - Rome Italy20th September 2015 at Appia Antica, II Miglio, Via Cecilia Metella

This is the second initiative of Arts in Rome Association, with the aim to approach the art lovers to Museums, Galleries and Churches, studying the Masterpieces, their history, drawing it with the help of Antonio Finelli Certificate Drawing Tutor

“The Queen of the Long Roads” (Appia teritur regina longarum viarum) this is how was called the Appia Antica Way, the most important Roman roads of the ancient republic reach of roman ruins.

Viandanti sull'Appia Antica" di Arthur John Strutt (1819-1888)

The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia, in southeast Italy. Its importance is indicated by its common name, recorded by Statius:

Appia teritur regina longarum viarum
“the Appian way is the queen of the long roads”

The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC during the Samnite Wars. (

 When and How

G. L. Bernini - Salvator MundiWe meet Sunday 20th of September at 13:30 in front of the Basilica of St.Sebastian Fuori le Mura (Catacombe) each one equipped with a sketchpad, pencil and eraser.
We’ll visit the Basilica and, thanks to an exceptional authorization from the Parish Office, we’ll can sketch the famous Bernini’s busto titled “Salvator Mundi”.
Then we continue with the walk by feet along the Appia Antica Way to get to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella. We sit on the park in front of it and we start again to draw the landscape.
The teacher Antonio Finelli ( will give you some hints of perspective and proportion.
The event will end at 17:00

Quick info

Date: 20 th September 2016 at 13.30
Location: Via Appia Antica, Basilica S. Sebastiano Fuori le Mura
Info:[email protected]
Info call: +39 328 1424 151
Path: total about 1,200 meters
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: about 3 hours
Inputs: Basilica of Saint Sebastian Outside the Walls, and Villa Circus of Maxentius.
How you get to

A way to spend an afternoon in a spirit of Art

A Day at Centrale Montemartini Museum

Centrale Montemartini Rome
First Floor Roman Sculpture

Rome deserted; It is the Day after August and the weather is not too good…what can do? We decided to visit the Centrale Montemartini in Rome, Ostiense and I can say that we had a great idea! The Museum was born in 1997 as a result of exhibition called “The machines and the Gods” set up inside the first Roman Public Power Plant. A mix of industrial and classical architecture made harmonious in a single enviroment.

The wonderful museum space, for the first time conceived as temporary on the occasion of the return of a part of sculptures in the Capitolin Museums in 2005, at the end of renovation work, has been confirmed as the permanent collections of more recent acquisition of the Capitoline Museum.

Sketching at the Museum Centrale Montemartini Roma
Sketching at the Museum

Coming in the Museum the first impression you get is of a metaphysical and surreal enviroment;
it seems to be in a “Steam Punk” yarn, with giants machinery of old electric factory share against Busts, Semibusts made by white marble. Split into two levels the first is dedicated to friezes, monumental sculptures and sculptural heads while the second floor is devoted entirely to remains found in the Temple of Apollo Sosianus dating of the V century A.C., (near the Marcello’s Theatre) and you can also admire a beautiful mosaic rebuilt telling about “The Boar Hunt”.

What I was most intrigued by? Some wonderful discoveries of a colossal statue of a goddess, the statue of the Satyr Marsyas (see from Ovidio’s Metamorphoses book the story of “Apollo and Marsyas”) and finally the numerous busts of ancient roman soldier.

At the end of the tour in the museum, fortunately, we thought good to bring with us the sketchbook to do some draw and sketch of live statues!