16 Oct-14 Feb. Masterpieces from the Phillips Collection in Washington is the subtitle of this exhibition which presents 62 paintings from the important US museum of modern and contemporary art.
As it nears its 100th anniversary the museum has organised a major travelling exhibition dedicated to European and American painting, which comes to Rome for the first time. Arranged in chronological order, the show spans the 19th century until world war two.
It begins with the works of great early nineteenth-century masters who revolutionised European painting, such as Goya, Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet and Manet, followed by Impressionists Cézanne, Degas, Van Gogh, Monet and Sisley.
It continues with artists who shaped the artistic vision of the 20th century, including Bonnard, Braque, Gris, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Soutine and Vuillard, alongside the Americans Arthur Dove and Georgia O'Keeffe.
The exhibition concludes with the works of post-war artists such as De Stael, Diebenkorn, Gottlieb, Guston and Rothko.