A Visit to the Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Sep 28, 2017 | Design, Inspiration, Italy, Rome
The entrance to the Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

The other day I paid a visit to GNAM, the Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art).  The current exhibition, “Time is Out of Joint” does a clever job of juxtaposing works from varying time periods with one another in order to create a new dialogue about the pieces in the museum’s collection, and to encourage the viewer to consider different interpretations of both the old and the new. The exhibition spaces were light and airy, giving the artwork space to breathe and the viewer space to absorb what’s in front of him or her. Spending time in GNAM’s galleries was a wonderful way shift my mind from a prior series I’d been working on into a new one and it left me feeling inspired to explore new mediums and take risks with mark making (thank you, Cy Twombly). No matter what kind of inspiration you’re feeling in need of, this is a good place to find it. 

Cy Twombly’s “La Caduta di Iperione”/ “Second Voyage to Italy”, 1962.
On the right wall: Davide Rivalta’s “Leoni”, 2017
A detail from Alfonso Balzico’s “Cleopatra”, 1910
Kees Van Dongen’s “Lady in White”, 1912
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