Chiostro del Bramante presents the wonderful anthological exhibition (more than 150 works of art) dedicated to Maurits Cornelis Escher, Dutch engraver/graphic, contextualizing his artistic language in the different cultural universes of the time.
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.
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.
Through his works of art the exhibition conveys 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.
Chiostro del Bramante
Arco della Pace, 5 (clicca qui per vedere la mappa)
Until 22nd February 2015
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 10 to 20, Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 21
Tickets: 13 euro full ticket, 11 euro reduced