Monthly Archives: July 2012

Caravaggio’s Tourist (if he had a camera?)

         I mentioned in my last post how Caravaggio made a lasting impression on me. Caravaggio’s style rebelled against the classical, idealized representations of his time. Instead, he painted with intense realism. Instead of using idealism to call attention to his depictions, Caravaggio used light to convey the significance of his subjects. Seeing his work in […]

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Several More Scenes From Rome

Statues at the South end of the Altare della Patria. This monument commemorates king Vitorrio Emanuele II, the first king of a unified Italy. The monument is also home to the tomb of the unknown soldier. Teenagers playing in the Fontana dell’ Obelisco located at the center of Piazza del Popolo. It was unseasonably hot […]

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St. Peter’s Basilica and Musei Vaticani, Rome

St. Peter’s Basilica and the accompanying collection of art at the Musei Vaticani, including the frescos of the Sistine Chapel, is beyond impressive. The scale, quality, and quantity of art is staggering. I was excited to see works that I’ve read and studied about, wondering if the pictures and descriptions prepared me to behold the […]

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