Scuderie del Quirinale - Ovidio. Love, myths and other stories

Among the authors of Latinity, Publio Ovidio Nasone is certainly one of the most loved; his verses, which speak of love, of myths or of the stories of the gods, always give everyone the image of a living and culturally dynamic world. But what do writing and image have in common? How to emphasize the importance of words through the works? How to tell the importance in the western history of a poet like Ovid through other arts, other artists, other forms?
These are the questions to which the exhibition of the Scuderie del Quirinale aims to respond in a simple and rigorous, engaging and surprising way along a thematic path that addresses the life of Ovid and the influence of his literary work both on his age and on the West reaching to the present day.
Over 200 works including frescoes and ancient sculptures, precious medieval manuscripts and paintings of modern age will accompany the story of the poet's life and the themes at the center of his writings: love, seduction, the relationship with power and myth.
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Jusepe de Ribera (Xàtiva 1591 – Napoli 1652), Venere scopre il corpo di Adone, firmato e datato 1637, olio su tela. Roma, Gallerie Nazionali d’Arte Antica

can_signs_duration.JPG  From October 17, 2018 to January 20 2019
can_signs_address.JPG  Via Ventiquattro Maggio, 16, 00186 Rome (see map below)

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