Art & Culture

Exhibition: Vices and misery of Rome

Obviously, millions of tourists from all over the world come to Paris not just to enjoy delicious French wine and cheese, but also to visit famous museums.

It’s not a secret that there are several hundreds of museums in the French capital, and such as, for example, the Louvre, Orsay or Pompidou are known to every schoolchild.

Fond of art, going to visit Paris in the short run and searching for interesting exhibitions? In this case we would advise you to go to Petit Palais where the exhibition “Baroque Days: Vices and misery of Rome” (Les Bas-fonds du Baroque: la Rome du vice et de la misère) opened at the end of February.

That period of life in the present capital of Italy is reflected widely in works of many great masters, but usually it is the Rome of splendour, richness and well-being, while its “dark side” has been shown much less.

And the exhibition “Vices and misery of Rome” is dedicated to that not always pleasant and devout part of the city history, which is drunkards, courtesans, street fortune-tellers, gamblers, poor musicians and other suspect elements.

About 70 paintings were given by different international museums (our “merci” for that). Among the authors of masterpieces you can come across such names as Claude Lorrain, Valentin de Boulogne, Simon Vouet, Bartolomeo Manfredi, Jusepe de Ribera.

The exhibition is really unique and contrasts very much with a standard reflection of Baroque Rome. So, be sure, it will be interesting.

Have nice excursions!

Address: Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 75008.
The exhibition will last till May 24, 2015.