From now until October 5, The National Gallery of Modern Art opens its doors to visitors to view The Art of Seduction exhibit. Each artist takes on a modern approach in interpreting the female body, by using a series of sculptures, paintings, and drawings to portray sensuality. The gallery is said to feature over 100 different works from the 20th century, with all of them centering on the theme of female provocation. Get ready to be awestruck; the images you’re going to see in this exhibit are sensual but thought-provoking.
The gallery is methodically laid out into five sections, each dedicated to a different form of seduction. Be sure to start from the first section, called “beautiful appearances”, depicting classical provocation of the female body and accompanies a series of welcoming poses. Then continue on and follow the traces of each artist by analyzing the experimentation of Cubist decomposition and deconstruction of the female nude, as done by Gino Severini and Capogrossi. Complete the journey to the end, where the last part takes you to a section labeled “Sleeping Beauty”, which like the fairy tale, details the sense of beauty and nakedness in resting, by depicting the innocence and vulnerability of one left in a sleeping nature. The purpose of these installations is to help visitors witness the changing perspectives each artist hold about sexuality; whether it be blatant eroticism or hidden in the subtle details, the exhibit will push you out of your comfort zone and open your mind to a world of female seduction.
Till 5 October 2014
The National Gallery of Modern Art
Viale delle Belle Arti, 131
Entry Fee €12/9.5