The exhibition aims to broaden the understanding of a historical period – 98 – 180 A.D., between the reigns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius – of grand artistic splendor, during which a rare social and political equilibrium was reached between Rome and its provinces.
Imposing marbles statues, refined works in bronze and terracotta, entire sculptural cycles, domestic décor in bronze and silver of the highest stylistic value, will tell the story of the era of “consensus” amongst the ruling class – government, senators, emperors, the army – as well as between the imperial administration and the provincial elite, an epochal phenomenon for the foundation of Western culture.
The exhibition is curated by Eugenio La Rocca and Claudio Parisi Presicce. The event is promoted by Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico - Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali and by the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, and is organized by Zètema Progetto Cultura and MondoMostre.
The exhibition is also accompanied by a catalogue in Italian, L' età dell'equilibrio. Traiano, Adriano, Antonino Pio, Marco Aurelio La Rocca E.; Parisi Presicce C.; Lo Monaco A. 2012, 375 p., ill., rilegato Editor: Mondo Mostre
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