Wednesday, January 30, 2019

CCR Walks: Villa Giustiniani Massimo - April 7, 2019

In the 19th century, a group of angelic-looking German Romantic artists, known as the “Nazareni” because they affected a biblical manner and dress, attempted to haul back civilization from the ills of industrialism, which they perceived as a threat to art and culture, and to revive honesty and spirituality in art.

We will venture over to the Casino of the former Villa Giustiniani Massimo to learn about their movement and ideals, and to see how they grappled with ideas which appear to echo the dilemmas the world is facing two hundred years later. In Rome the group lived a semi-monastic existence and recreated a working atmosphere similar to a medieval artist’s workshop. Their fresco series at the Villa Giustiniani Massimo brought them international attention. The Nazareni were to exert considerable influence in Germany, and in England upon the pre-Raphaelite movement, and demonstrated impulses that would lead to the avante-garde later in the 19th century.

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.
Meeting Place: Near Basilica San Giovanni; exact location will be sent by email to confirmed participants.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members.
RSVP: ATTN Joe by Wed., Apr. 3, 2019. You are financially responsible for your reservation.