L’ARTE DEL SORRISO. LA CARICATURA A ROMA DAL SEICENTO AL 1849 (THE ART OF TH SMILE. CARICATURE ART IN ROME FROM THE 1600s TO 1849)
There are 120 works on display at the “Arte del Sorriso” exhibition. Long considered a backseat genre, nevertheless, caricature art is present in the work of many great artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Annibale Carracci and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. In fact, from a variety of viewpoints, Bernini could be considered the true founder of this peculiar type of iconoclastic portrait art. It was not until the 18th century however that caricature art (a form of art limited almost exclusively to sketch drawing at the time) began to acquire an increasingly intellectual status. As was the case in Rome during the previous century, caricatures aimed at ‘striking’ the individual – as opposed to society as a whole. This characteristic is quite obvious in the prolific output of the undisputed protagonist of this genre Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674-1755), also known as the “Knight of Caricatures” due to his ability to portray the nature and habits of men of all social classes with great wit.
Grand Hotel de La Minerve, a 5 star Luxury Hotel in Rome, is located in one of the most fascinating squares of the city, between the Pantheon and the Church of “Santa Maria Sopra Minerva”. It offers its customers various packages like for example the Art and Gourmet:
The package includes:
- Accomodation in Superior room with Continental Breakfast by room service for two people
- Welcome drink at the “le Cupole” bar
- Candle light dinner for 2 people at the “Roof Garden Minerva” (3 courses – beverages exluded)
The offer is based on a minimum stay of 2 night stay
The package includes 10% VAT
The package do not include City tax, €3,00 per person per nigth.