Tag Archives: Museums

Building a Roman Church, More Ceilings and Floors

I had not planned to have a post specifically on church ceilings and floors, but my Cuz in CA made a comment about how the white columns of San Pietro in Vincoli highlighted the ceiling fresco.  Here are more images … Continue reading

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Brown Sign: Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

University art collections serve several communities.  Their primary mission is to provide examples for students in art majors, but students in related fields such as history can benefit.  My bias is that students in any major would grow their appreciation … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday: Tourist, Traveler, Pilgrim

During our recent explorations of Naples and Rome, we saw many sights. We archived over two thousand photographs, from which we selected a few hundred to remind us of our days. But, even these only glimpse the experiences we had … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday: Borghese Gallery

A morning, wandering the Cardinal’s attic

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Roman Holiday: Vatican Museum Tour

  3 km long line, with art

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Art of the Gospels, Quiz Time

Okay, readers, we have been working though the Gospels, inspecting art in Rome which portrays many of the stories.  Now, it’s time for a quiz to see how well you were paying attention.  If you live in the USA, you … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 13, Jesus’ Resurrection

On the third day after his crucifixion, the earth quaked, the Roman guards fell as if dead, angels appeared, and Jesus rose from the tomb.   Though resurrected, the Gospels suggested that he was not in a physical form.  He … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 12, The Death of Jesus

At the Last Supper, after Jesus announced that one of his followers would betray him, he instructed Judas to leave and make his arrangements quickly. Judas went to the Jewish leaders, to bargain a price for delivering Jesus to them. … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 11: Prophecies in Preparation for the Death of Jesus

Before Jesus is arrested, he has several meetings with his disciples and followers. At one dinner, in the house of Simon the Leper, his friends, Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, whom Jesus has raised from death, were present. The Evangelists’ accounts … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 6, Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee

Jesus expanded his region of teaching to other towns around Galilee.  As he traveled from place to place, teaching at the local temples, he began to accumulate followers.  They brought other people to hear him teach and be healed of … Continue reading

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