THE ROUTE - NAPLES
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, NAPLES
Four chronological sections, more than 250 exhibits, including ancient relics and modern masterpieces (paintings, drawings, collections of prints, architectural projects, photographs, sculptures, objects, books, etc.), from the greatest Italian and foreign museums, brought together for the occasion in the Salone della Meridiana of the Archaeological Museum in Naples.
The thematic analysis is multiple and varied: from Romantic painting, which recounts the fateful cataclysm in catastrophic and fatalistic terms to the refined visions of antiquity of the Classical artists, from depictions of the sensuous female universe to the elegant creations of the applied arts, from the landscape of the slopes of the volcano, where the ruins of the buried cities emerged gradually from an enchanted land, to the work of architects who followed the progress of the excavations with growing interest, from editions illustrated with engravings by international artists to novels that perpetuated the myth of Pompeii, and from photography to cinema.
The constant comparison that emerges shows how, for almost two hundred years, Pompeii, with its buried ruins and classicism, has fascinated artists from all over Europe – from Ingres to Picasso, Normand, Le Corbusier, Moreau and Klee – influencing the taste of courts and buildings, in literature as in the theater, in music as in aesthetics, and playing a vital role in the development of modern archeology.
Info about the exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum.
PLAN OF THE MUSEUM
IMAGES AND CAPTIONS
Naples, National Archaeological Museum
Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19
Open daily from 9 am to 7.30 pm
Excavations of Pompeii, Amphitheater
from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm
last admission at 6 pm
from 8:30 am to 5 pm
1st and 2nd November
last admission at 3:30 pm