The Monastery opens traditionally an exhibition for the Valentine’s Day. This year, the title of the exhibition is “romantic. ruins paintings in Rom in 17th and 18th centuries”.
This exhibition is designed by Ulysse Alexandre, archaeologist. It presents some examples of paintings of archaelogical remains in Rom, made by painters in the 17th and 18th centuries. Ruins was a popular topic in this period. The link between the term romantic and Rome antique (in french) is not clear. Despite the fact that the etymological link is not testified, the similarity between the two words has probably played a role. The ruins are also part of the romantic imagination, as there are some in landscape painting. Alle the paintings presented in this exhibition show remains which are still visible today in a small perimeter of the town of Rom: Coliseum, Titus Arch and Forum Romanum.
The Grand Tour, an event whose goal is to organise visits in different places of Second Life in one day, will stop at the Monastery on Sunday 15th February at 10 am. Visitors will have a guided tour of the exhibition and of the entire building.