Art

Ancient Horse-Tamers: The Dioscuri on the Quirinal Hill

Standing in pride of place at the height of Rome's Quirinal Hill are a pair of massive ancient horse ...

Wed 23 Jun 2021

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Art The Mausoleum of Santa Costanza: Ancient Mosaics between Pagan and Christian Rome

The Mausoleum of Santa Costanza: Ancient Mosaics between Pagan and Christian Rome

One of the finest examples of early Christian art and architecture in Rome, the stunning 4th-century ...

Thu 17 Jun 2021

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Art Renaissance Stirrings in Medieval Rome: Pietro Cavallini’s Mosaics in Santa Maria in Trastevere

Renaissance Stirrings in Medieval Rome: Pietro Cavallini’s Mosaics in Santa Maria in Trastevere

Learn all about the extraordinary mosaics created by proto-Renaissance master Pietro Cavallini for ...

Thu 03 Jun 2021

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Art Early Modern Gore: The Extraordinary Blood-Stained Frescoes of Santo Stefano Rotondo

Early Modern Gore: The Extraordinary Blood-Stained Frescoes of Santo Stefano Rotondo

Learn all about the bizarre, violent 16th-century frescoes in the Roman church of Santo Stefano ...

Wed 05 May 2021

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The Catacombs of Domitilla: Rome’s Eerie Underground Land of the Dead

The Catacombs of Domitilla conserve the secrets of the earliest Christians dating back to the 2nd ...

Thu 29 Apr 2021

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Art Hidden Renaissance Art in Rome: 7 Chapels You Need to Visit

Hidden Renaissance Art in Rome: 7 Chapels You Need to Visit

Discover some of the most spectacular hidden gems of Renaissance art in Rome with our guide to 7 ...

Sat 24 Apr 2021

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Art Of Obelisks and Pachyderms: Bernini’s Elephant in Piazza della Minerva

Of Obelisks and Pachyderms: Bernini’s Elephant in Piazza della Minerva

Discover the full story behind the charming marble elephant designed by Baroque master Gianlorenzo ...

Sun 18 Apr 2021

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Art Michelangelo’s Pietà: Renaissance Perfection in Saint Peter’s Basilica

Michelangelo’s Pietà: Renaissance Perfection in Saint Peter’s Basilica

Find out all you need to know about the extraordinary Pietà that Michelangelo carved for St. Peter' ...

Sat 27 Mar 2021

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Art Bernini, Borghese and the Rise of Baroque Rome: 6 Bernini Masterpieces in the Villa Borghese

Bernini, Borghese and the Rise of Baroque Rome: 6 Bernini Masterpieces in the Villa Borghese

Get the lowdown on the magnificent sculptures created by Gianlorenzo Bernini for Scipione Borghese ...

Thu 04 Mar 2021

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Art The Brutal Beauty of an Ancient Masterpiece:  Palazzo Massimo’s Boxer at Rest

The Brutal Beauty of an Ancient Masterpiece: Palazzo Massimo’s Boxer at Rest

Come face-to-face with one of the most probing psychological portraits in all of ancient art, the ...

Fri 05 Feb 2021

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Art Christ is Born: Pinturicchio’s Nativity Fresco in Santa Maria del Popolo’s Della Rovere Chapel

Christ is Born: Pinturicchio’s Nativity Fresco in Santa Maria del Popolo’s Della Rovere Chapel

Keeping in the festive spirit this week, in our latest blog we’re profiling one of our favourite ...

Thu 31 Dec 2020

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Art Botticelli, Perugino and the Wonders of the Early Renaissance in the Sistine Chapel

Botticelli, Perugino and the Wonders of the Early Renaissance in the Sistine Chapel

Discover the often overlooked magnificent early Renaissance frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, where ...

Wed 02 Dec 2020

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