Al Manthia Hotel, always sensitive in supporting the curiosity of his guests, It suggests a surprising and evocative journey visiting the exhibition "Ovid. Loves, myths and other stories ", from 17 October 2018 al 20 January 2019, at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome.
The Scuderie del Quirinale present the Review of Ovid
"I can not live with you or without you", Perhaps one of the most used phrases that Ovid proves better as the poet of the Augustan Rome is part of our daily lives, maybe even unbeknownst.
The loves and the myths described in his verses have always evoked powerful images inspiring artists in different eras.
Two thousand years after his death, at the Scuderie del Quirinale, It celebrates the life and fortune of the poet, where the narrow dialogue between verses and images, is the core of the exhibition curated by 'Francesca Ghedini archaeologist who for a decade studying this report, the results of which are now presented.
A rich and varied path to prove that luck Ovid transcends time and geographical boundaries.
There are over 250 works from over 80 national and international museums, sculptures, frescoes, gems of antiquity, important illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages and paintings of the greatest artists of the Renaissance and Baroque, this anticipated by neon installations of 'American artist Joseph Kosuth inspired by the verses of the poet.
Star of the show is the Venus Callipigia, whose sensual beauty is all that Ovid tells in his love poetry full of desire (how it arouses, She keeps awake and meets) erotically, of freedom. Ovid is the lover-poet who becomes magister nell’ amatoria, where 'Love is a tactic gallant in which all simulations are allowed to reach the goal. He teaches men how you conquer the 'love of a woman and then, as it retains the 'affection. similar councils Caters to women, which explains what tricks to use for reason of various suitors.
Ovid and Augustus
With aplomb Ovid not only ignores the moral ideals of the so-called Roman Revolution, that he led Augustus to re-found the republic in an authoritarian way also entering into the very life of citizens, but down completely certain Augustan reasons. The same Venus Callipigia, who knows how to seduce men, and he boasts, is in contrast with the Venus Genetrix referred Augusto he claimed the offspring; Jupiter father of gods authoritative for Augusto, Ovid becomes cruel deceiver, as when hidden in a giant swan seduces Leda (is present in the exhibition a Roman sculpture of the second century A.D.).
Indicted for an unspecified mistake, as he himself defines, He was exiled to Tomi, on the Mar Nero, away from his good life and its transgressions. Not deprived of citizenship, nor of its assets, he continued to compose and to inspire, Many works on display come from the fact Romania. But what was the ' mistake? maybe involved in a thorny relationship with Giulia Maggiore, daughter of Augustus, she exiled from Rome in this same period, perhaps for his work l 'art of Love he had to have caused scandal. The fact is that his story places him among the ancient writers to ask the question of the relationship between intellectual and political.
"Crimen Nullum in carmine" - no fault in poetry: with its denial, probably we find, instead, 's statement that his poetry was crime, in its full freedom and in its non-controllability. Ovid is a demonstration of how no one can nothing compared to the expressive force of poetry. His poems have been subject to
inspired by contemporary artists. He has inspired the greatest writers: Dante The divine Comedy places him among the magni Spirits and the reference to Metamorphosis they are ongoing; him also make reference Petrarca, Boccaccio, Ariosto and Shakespeare himself is inspired by the myths of Ovid. In the exhibition confirmation it is given by the presence of the works that pass through all historical periods- artistic, the chaste Venus Botticelli, the Rape of Tintoretto Europe, from 'fresco depicting Cupid and Psyche, coming from Terence Neo Casa di Pompei, works by Ribera, Poussin, Batoni, Ganymede to Benvenuto Cellini.
This exhibition is an 'opportunity to understand how the author of the Metamorphosis It has helped shape European culture.
Costs and Schedules
Adults € 15
Reduced € 13
From Sunday to Thursday h 10 – 20
Friday and Saturday h 10 – 22.30
L 'entrance is allowed up to an' hour before closing
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