This wonderful, up-scale, meat specialty shop is on via del Pantheon. John and I love their window displays.
Let's end with a peek inside the shop.
At the end of the 19th century a luxurious villa of the Augustan period was discovered on the grounds of the Villa Farnesina. Its wall paintings date from between 30 and 20 BC.
John and I visited MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma) in via Nizza in the Salario neighbourhood of Rome last Tuesday. Thank heavens our friend, Mariella, was available to guide us there by bus. It's a bit out of the way for the inexperienced tourist.
Several exhibitions are on view at the same time. This visit there was a show of Art in Rome from 1960-1980 from the museum's permanent collections,
a show of the sculpture of Japanese artist, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, who has been a resident of Italy since 1967,
and shows of resident artists - Luca Trevisiani
and Brian Bress.
Like Zaha Hadid's MAXXI, Odile Decq's MACRO is as interesting as a structure alone to justify a visit. Thanks for being our guide, Mariella!
Forgot to photograph the information tag -- too busy looking more and more closely at the mosaic tiles.
My idea of fun at the National Museum of Rome.
Bill and I were very pleased by MACRO's small exhibitions by individual artists.
It's always exciting to discover new artists. I loved this collage at first sight -- "Untitled", 1963. Collage on paper. It is by Gastone Novelli (Vienna, 1925 -- Milan, 1968).
We didn't know Novelli at all. This exhibit showed work from the 1950's and '60s. We could see his influence or affinity with many American artists -- Twombly, Rivers, Rauschenberg. ("Untitled", 1962. pencil and pastel on paper. Collection: MACRO)