Dereliction in wide urban areas is everything but a contemporary phenomenon: a certain amount of immoderation was pervasive in ancient cities not less than today. For the first time an exhibit at Villa Medici shows us the oddest and darkest sides of Seventeenth century’s Rome, when artists of all over Europe were attracted by her immortal charm. Like Caravaggio, many of the French, Dutch, Flammish and Spanish painters who had flocked to the Eternal City in that age mostly captured in their works the crowd inhabiting taverns, brothels and slums.
The current exhibit “The Baroque Underworld: Vice and Dereliction in Rome” throws light on these less known aspects of ancient Roman life.
Venue: Villa Medici, Viale della Trinità dei Monti (besides the Spanish Steps).
Openings. until 18 January 2015, Tue-Sun 10:45am-1pm and 2-7pm.
Carlito Hotel & Hostel is at just three stops metro journey (line A) from the exhbition!