" Believe it or not, I can actually draw. "
This is one of my favorite Michelangelo's quote:
In florentine Renaissance 'tondo' indicates works of art executed for private buildings.
Blaise was a bishop leaving in the IV century; he had miraculously saved a boy from suffocating, and thus became protector from throat diseases.
The painter, who certainly was a florentine artist active about 1450, had been identified with Neri di Bicci.
Pinacoteca Capitoline Museum
Vermeer exhibition host a retrospective of the work of Johannes Vermeer, the greatest Dutch painter of the 17th century, whose art is unfortunately not represented in any Italian collection.
This exhibit is particularly important for us to increase our understanding of an artistic period, different from the Italian, with whom we have no familiarity.
"Faith in oneself is the best and safest course"
The Sistine chapel dimensions are believed to recall the same measures of the great temple of Salomon in Jerusalem, destroyed by Titus in AD 70.
The length is 40,23 meters and the height is 20,70.
The Sistine chapel is 13,40 meters wide, the same space occupied by 20 persons standing on the side one of the other.
Annually, on occasion of the Easter celebrations, St Peter’s baldachin is cleaned and shined with oil.
It’s quite an happening to be there when this happens, as it’s the time we understand better the real dimension of this colossal sculpture conceived and casted by Gianlorenzo Bernini in the 17th century.
This year I was in the archeological area when this happened but my sister Marta Marsili, a great local guide of Rome, was there, and she made the picture I show you.
One of the most interesting paintings on display in the exhibit “Il Rinascimento a Roma nel segno di Michelangelo e Raffaello” ( held at palazzo Spada, Rome until 18 March 2012) was the copy of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment realized by Marcello Venusti in 1549.
This blog is aimed to share with you my Roman experiences, reflections and researches.