A hundred painters for peace, a hundred colours against war: the open-air fall exhibition from October 29th to November 1st
Via Margutta is a narrow, enchanted, beautiful street, located in the heart of Rome. The charming paved street is filled with unique art galleries, antique shops, fashion houses, and custom made marble shops perfect for strolling. It takes you back to one of the most memorable scene from the movie “Roman Holiday” where Gregory Peck, held Audrey Hepburn hostage in his apartment. Also, the charming street was where the director Federico Fellini, and his Giulietta Masina lived.
The Fall edition of “I Cento Pittori di via Margutta” (One hundred Painters of Via Margutta), the must see open-air art exhibition in Rome, will take place from October 29th to November 1st. This Fall’s edition is entitled “A hundred painters for peace, a hundred colours against war“.
Each artist of the Cento Pittori will create a work on the theme and title of the exhibition. Through their works, the artists intend to illustrate beauty and all that is positive in today’s world by contrasting them with all forms of violence and war. Each artist with their own language and technique will say no to war and all forms of violence and yes to peace. Art is not silent, Art and beauty are peaceful weapons to be used against war. The artists aim to raise awareness of the issues of peace, social justice, non-violence, freedom, human rights, self-determination of peoples and solidarity and subsidiarity in its many expressions.
Colour is synonymous with love of nature, and love of nature is a sign of peace, a cry against war. This is why we felt it was important to give this exhibition meaning in these difficult times when world peace is in jeopardy. Journalists speak with the pen, painters speak with the brush, and with brush in hand they shout the need for dialogue.
The event is free of charge, accessible from 10am to 8pm, and features over 100 Italian and International artists from a variety of countries. Organized by a society called “Associazione Cento Pittori via Margutta” since 1953, the 118th edition, as always, will be a perfect rendezvous for art lovers to discover breathtaking art pieces.
The exhibition goes back to the autumn of 1953 after the war, a group of artists decided to rejuvenate the street with colors and art.
Having Via Margutta as a platform to present the art provides a warm authentic sphere for the public, there is no better experience than having “Rome” as a background view, and presenting endless pieces of contemporary art is the cherry on top of the icing. The art pieces include oil paintings, drawings, and watercolours in every expressive style. The encounter allows the public to chat freely with the artists and learn more about each individual piece. The arena captures the soul of previous and current artists, by keeping the historical tradition of what Via Margutta used to represent in the past by passing these values inwards in time.
“The Association exhibits artists from all over the world, providing an unforgettable cultural experience for artists to showcase their art and share it,” says Alberto Vespaziani the president.
29 October – 1 November 2022
10am – 8pm