Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere

FIVE GOOD REASONS TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION

Five good reasons not to miss the “ESCHER” exhibition in Rome at Palazzo Bonaparte, from 31 October to 1 April 2024. First of all, it is the largest exhibition of this magnificent author ever held to date, secondly, 2023 marks its 100th anniversary since the beginning of his stay in Rome and Rome is the location of the exhibition. The third reason, he is an artist sui generis, you will immerse yourself in a bath of perspectives, illusions, dreams, and reality, in short, a bath of artistic genius, which leads to reflection. And again, works by the restless and reserved Dutch artist are presented that have never been exhibited before, finally, last but not least, Escher is a precursor of AI, or artificial intelligence, which seems to have discovered what the graphic artist had started to experiment without a computer, just with, wood, inck and a visionary gaze.

“This exhibition is entirely dedicated to the technique, beauty, illusions and dreams of one of the most famous graphic artists in the world. Woodcuts, head woodcuts, lithographs, linocuts and halftones: everything you will see was handmade by the artist, since computers did not exist in Escher’s time. These prints are evidence of a lifelong passion, and still today bring immense joy to those who observe them!”
Mark Veldhuysen President M.C. Escher Foundation

300 FAMOUS AND UNPUBLISHED WORKS

An anthology of around 300 works, developed in 8 sections, which includes the now iconic Hand with reflecting sphere (1935), Bond of Union (1956), Metamorphosis II (1939), Day and Night (1938), the famous Emblemata series, and many others. Furthermore, to embellish the exhibition itinerary, there is also a reconstruction of the studio that Escher had in Baarn in Holland which, here in Rome, displays inside the various original instruments which the Master produced his works and the portable easel that Escher himself brought with him on his pilgrimage around Italy.

ART AND HEALTH

The Escher exhibition is part of the “The Art of Solidarity” project created with Komen Italia, the charity partner of the exhibition. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of entrance tickets to the exhibition will be donated by Arthemisia for the implementation of specific projects to protect women’s health.

In the evening (…) I drew the wonderful, beautiful architecture of Rome at night,
which I liked better than the one in daylight.
Night walks are the most wonderful memory I have of Rome.
M. C. Escher

ESCHER
October 31, 2023 to April 1, 2024
Palazzo Bonaparte
Piazza Venezia, 5,
00186 Roma RM

Opening hours
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
(ticket office closes one hour earlier)
Tickets
Full € 16.00 (audio guide included)
Reduced € 15.00 (audio guide included)

Information and reservations Tel: + 39 06 87 15 111

For more information on timetables and tickets, consult the Palazzo Bonaparte website.

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By Elena Cattaneo

Elena Cattaneo was born in Cremona and lives in Rome. As a teacher, editor and web reporter she looks at this city, even also many years, like a curious turist. After a Foreign Language University Degree she specialized in Communication Science. She fully dedicated to Business Communication, her most relevant interest. She cultivated several cultural hobbies, fond of art and human being expression.

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