An American In Rome
That is my favorite Bernini statue - did you get to see it?
Sara - yes I did. The Borghese Gallery was one of the highlights of my trip.
I'm the daughter of an art historian and grew up in museums. Nothing, and I mean nothing, prepared me for the David in Florence. It literally took my breath away.And I generally hate things that are over-hyped, but walking around the side and suddenly taking that magnificence in was over the top.
jen - I posted about seeing the David here.You are so right, NOTHING prepares you for it. By the time I arrived in Florence I had seen so many works of art, yet I will never forget the moment I "met" David.
tracey k/ohio: That's a beautiful photo. Ragazza - you BELONG "over there." (LOL!) You just love & appreciate so much about it. I hope all of your 'italian' dreams come to fruition! :-D
Oh that's beautiful. There are so many lovely Italian art things I want to see. One of these days for sure.
Tracey K - grazie for the good wishes.Liz - It was hard to decided which photo to post. There is so much I still need to see.
I LOVE that sculpture, and the story of what it stands for, down to the laurel leaves and their use today!!It's in the Villa Borghese! The first time I saw it I stared at it for the longest time! Let's just say my friends left without me :)The way marble can look like flesh is amazing...
Another Bernini to see is the"Ecstasy of Ludiovica Albertoni" at San Francisco a Ripa in Trastevere. Then the bookstore.
Michelangelo's Moses is just off via Cavour at St Pietro in Vincoli.The churches are free museums.
max - I've seen them. I love that we are able to see art in the context that it was created in/for.
Post a Comment