Thursday, 24 November 2011

The Maxxi




A fairly typical Roman exterior, you might think....




but not once you step through these gates....





this is the Maxxi, Rome's brand-new museum of twenty first century art and architecture





designed by Zaha Hadid.



A gem




a work of art,




a masterpiece





a complex structure that works very well.




We enter the foyer





detail




the Zaha Hadid sofas, featured in this blog before, but in a dentist's waiting room last time




the reception area




but it is when you look up that the beauty of the building really hits you




and a slightly different view





and another





the stairs leading up




and now we have reached the first floor.






Another look at the magnificent curvy staircase





On the landing we find  'Ship of Fools' by Jake and Dino Chapman,





looking closer






'Redundancy Following Closure' by Liam Gillick






Italian Art of the 20th century in one of the exhibition rooms





Moving on to the next exhibition room






'Memory Drawing V', by Nikhil Chopra - part of the Indian Art of the 20th century exhibition





looking out





looking up





looking down





looking up again.






As we leave the museum we get to the unfinished courtyard





past this installation of cut, two-dimentional tree trunks





to the restaurant where we had the most delicious lunch.











2 comments:

  1. Τέλειο κτίριο και τέλειες φωτο!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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