Tag: Rome

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Grave of the artist Raphael inside the Pantheon. Burying folks inside was apparently in back then. The inscription reads, "Ille hic est Raffael, timuit quo sospite vinci, rerum magna parens et moriente mori." "Here lies that famous Raphael by whom Nature feared to be conquered while he lived, and when he was dying, feared herself…

Santa Maria della Pace, Roma

janvier 2017 Roma, chiesa di Santa Maria della Pace – Cappella Chigi, commissionata da Agostino Chigi architettura e affreschi : Sibille e angeli (Raffaello, 1514) Posted by >jacqueline.poggi on 2017-02-16 16:42:46

Michelangelo

Michelangelo designed this tomb for Pope Julius II (My memory is going, I’m not sure if that’s the right Pope??) The 2 horns on Moses’ head are actually rays of light and a commin theme in Moses statuary, still look like horns though. He had to stop carving for a bit in order to paint…

The Pantheon

The Renaissance artist, Raphael, requested that he be buried in the Pantheon and in 1520 he got his wish. The Pantheon is one of the most well preserved buildings from ancient Rome and is about 2,000 years old. There are many famous monuments all over the world modelled on the Pantheon in Rome such as;…