The Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica will host from 15 March to 30 June 2019, in its Galleria Corsini location, the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe. Lâ€™obiettivo sensibile, curated by Flaminia Gennari Santori. The exhibition extends the weaving of a connection between ancient and contemporary art started with the display of Picassoâ€™s Parade in 2017 and the exhibition Eco e Narciso in 2018 and that is becoming a distinctive feature of the strategy outlined by the museumâ€™s management.
The exhibition, which will include forty five works, concentrates on the themes that characterise the production of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946 â€“ 1989), an acclaimed, revolutionary and controversial master of the second half of the 20th century: his study of still life, of landscapes, of classic statuary and of Renaissance composition.
The curatorâ€™s decision to organise an exhibition about Robert Mapplethorpe was inspired by the artistâ€™s passion for collecting historic photos, which he shared with his partner Sam Wagstaff, whose collection forms a cornerstone of the photography department of the Getty Museum...