Arrivederci Roma: The Marcus Aurelius

October 31, 2015 It’s our last day in Rome and I spent the morning drawing the statue of Marcus Aurelius in il Museo Capitoline.  This has to be one of the most impressive pieces of art around, for its magnificence, proportions, gilded in bronze and dating from around 180 CE.  It’s astounding and a privilege … Read moreArrivederci Roma: The Marcus Aurelius

Museo Nazional de Arte Clasica Romana (Roman Art) has some mighty fine statues

    The Museo Nazional de Arte Clasica Romana is across the street from Termini.  It houses a fine collection of Roman era sculptures on the first two floors, very professionally exhibited with excellent English translations.  The top floor houses wall paintings from Roman era villas, many of which are in amazing condition.  There are also … Read moreMuseo Nazional de Arte Clasica Romana (Roman Art) has some mighty fine statues

Museo delle Mura (Museum of the Walls), Rome at St Stephens Gate

The Museo delle Mura (Museum of the Walls),  is at St Stephens Gate, at the entry to Appia Antica, the Appian Way as it is known in English.  It wasn’t open when we were here last and in 2000 I do not think it even existed.  It is small but the small albeit older style exhibits … Read moreMuseo delle Mura (Museum of the Walls), Rome at St Stephens Gate

Barberini Palace, Caravaggio, Raphaello, chiaroscuro cieling

October 21, 2015 The Barberini Palace, just up the hill from Bernini’s Tritone Fountain, is an immense mansion and the home of the Galeria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, art from about the 15th c -17th century.  Here is Caravaggio’s Narisco- Narcissus. Get a load of the reflection! In the galleries I try to find something I … Read moreBarberini Palace, Caravaggio, Raphaello, chiaroscuro cieling

Hola di Roma

September 29, 2015 We flew from Istanbul to Rome.  We’ve rented an apartment on Tiburtina.  We are a few steps from a Sicilian bakery, several pizza al talgio (sold by weight) places, tavola calda-  ‘hot tables’ meaning you order from the glass case and they weigh and bring it to you, a good and expensive … Read moreHola di Roma

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