One of the places I had visited in Rome was the National Gallery of Modern Arts. Not that I’m an arts person – on the contrary - I know very little about the subject and I most certainly don’t get modern art, whatever that is. In truth, I think that most of the things that are now called “masterpiece of art”, “new generation”, “innovative thoughts”,“bright individuality” etc., are nothing compared to past works. I think, that the “artists” are depressed that they can’t create something new and try to hide their lack of creativity behind a “concept” – that is, selling air (putting feces in a can and selling it for millions for example)! Selling air, that is. Even so, sometimes it can be amusing and even interesting. During my stay in Rome, I had visited three galleries of modern arts, and this one is the best (in my opinion). In fact I had visited it twice: first when my friend Sasha came to visit, but we didn’t get a chance to fully enjoy everything they had, (because we were a bit late and had only 30 minutes). In that short visit I realised, that it was even more amazing, than I originally thought. It not only had pieces that made me doubt my brain and my sanity, it also had works that brought pleasure to my eye. Of course, the company of a friend made this experience totally worth it, so thank you Yoav for going there with me and enlightening me in the sphere of arts!
So, here’s what I know about this place:
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna is a museum that offers a sneak peak into the art of modernist period. The museum was founded in in 1883, right after the unification of Italy (if it is so called. Not an expert in history), and it’s main goal was to preserve Italy’s artistic heritage. Not only does it demonstrates Italian made works, but also some foreign pieces of recognition. It’s main exhibition consists of examples of dadaist, expressionist, impressionist, abstractionist, pop art, symbolist, neo renaissance decadent nd verist works. That’s a lot of complicated words that I wouldn’t understand if not for my dear friend and personal expert in arts – Vera. I showed her all the pictures I took and she revealed to me all the mysteries of the exhibition. Thank you so much for making me feel less dumb :)))))
Anyway, I think that pictures will tell more than words from me, so enjoy!