Frescoes

VATICAN MUSEUMS

The Last Judgment - Vatican Museums - Rome Vatican City State

Frescoes Mosaics Statues Canvases Tapestries Galleries Rooms Founded in the 16th century by Pope Julius II, after the acquisition of the statue of the Laocoon and enriched during the centuries by more acquisitions and structural enlargements, the Vatican Museums with over four million of visitors a year are, in fact, among the greatest museums in […]

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SANTA MARIA ABOVE MINERVA

Church of Santa Maria above Minerva - Rome Italy

Fresco-Paintings Statues Canvases Altars Church of the dominicans, is considered the only Gothic church in Rome.It houses the tombs of the St. Catherine of Siena and the Dominican painter Fra Angelico. The basilica gets its name because, like many early Christian basilicas, it was built directly over the foundations of a temple dedicated to the […]

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SANTA MARIA IN ARACOELI

Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli - Rome Italy

Chapels Canvases Statues Fresco-Paintings Built over an Augustan Ara primogeniti Dei, in the place where the Tiburtine Sibyl prophesied to Augustus the coming of the Christ, offers among its numerous treasures the Pinturicchio’s 15th-century frescoes depicting the life of Saint Bernardino of Siena in the Cappella Bufalini, the wooden ceiling, the inlaid cosmatesque floor, a […]

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CHURCH OF THE GESÙ

The Gesù church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Sculptures Is the mother church of the Jesuits and served as model for innumerable Jesuit churches all over the world, especially in the Americas.The construction began in 1568 to Vignola’s design and was built according to the new requirements formulated during the Council of Trent. There is no narthex in which […]

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SANTA PRASSEDE

Santa Prassede Church - Rome Italy

Altars Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Mosaics Built on top of the remains of a 5th century structure and was designed to house the bones of Saint Praxedes and Saint Pudentiana, the daughters of Saint Pudens,St. Paul’s first Christian convert in Rome.The most impressive element of the church is the mosaic decorative program committed by Pope Paschal […]

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SAN LUIGI DE’ FRANCESI

San Luigi de' Francesi Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Altars Vaults Sculptures Designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Domenico Fontana between 1518 and 1589is the national French church of Rome and actually entitled to the Virgin Mary to St. Dionigi Areopagita and St. Louis IX, king of France.Domenichino painted here one of his masterworks, the frescoes portraying the Histories of […]

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SANTA MARIA IN TRASTEVERE

Santa Maria in Trastevere Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Sculptures Mosaics Basilica of Our Lady’s in Trastevere is a titular minor basilica, one of the oldest churches in Rome, perhaps the first in which mass was openly celebrated. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s AD.A Christian house-church was founded here about […]

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SAINT PETER IN CHAINS

Saint Peter in Chains Church - Rome Italy

Sculptures Canvases Fresco-Paintings Altars Vaults Relics Also known as the Basilica Eudoxiana, it was first built in 432-440 to house the relic of the chains that bound Saint Peter when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem.Michelangelo’s Moses (completed 1515), while originally intended as part of a massive 47-statue, free-standing funeral monument for Pope Julius II, became […]

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SAINT CECILIA

Saint Cecilia Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Altars Sculptures Mosaics Founded probably in the 3rd century, by Pope Urban I, and devoted to the Roman martyr Cecilia. Tradition holds that the church was built over the house of the saint. The baptistery of this church, together with the remains of a Roman Imperial house, was found during some excavations […]

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SAN CLEMENTE

San Clemente Church - Rome Italy

Archaeology Fresco-Paintings Apses Vaults Sculptures Mosaics This basilica offers a unic exemple of historical continuity through its four different levels, from the mint of Nero’s time through the sanctuary of god Mitra untill the church of the 12C featuring Masaccio’s frescoes, the 12C stories of Sisinnio and the splendid mosaic of the aps.Archaeologically speaking it […]

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SANTA MARIA DEL POPOLO

Santa Maria del Popolo Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Chapels Mosaics Erected in the 12C by pope Pasquale II on the sepulcre of the Domities were Nero was buried, has been enriched of masterworks like Fontana’s Cybo chapel , Sansovino’s funerary altars, Caravaggio’s canvases, Pinturicchio’s paintings, Maratta and Dal Piombo frescoes. In an episode of Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons […]

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VILLA FARNESINA

Villa Farnesina - Rome Italy

Fresco-Paintings Lodges Rooms Wall-Paintings The villa was built for Agostino Chigi, a rich Sienese banker and the treasurer of Pope Julius II. Between 1506–1510, the Sienese artist and pupil of Bramante, Baldassarre Peruzzi designed and erected the villa. Renaissance palaces typically faced onto a street and were decorated versions of defensive castles: rectangular blocks with […]

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SAINT ANGEL’S CASTLE

Saint Angel's Castle - Rome Italy

Archaeology Weapons Fresco-Paintings Lodges Rooms View The Mausoleum of Hadrian is a towering cylindrical building, commissioned by the Roman Emperor as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The popes converted the structure into a castle, from the 14th century; Pope Nicholas III connected the castle to St. Peter’s Basilica by a covered fortified corridor […]

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MICHELANGELO

the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo - Sistine chapel

Born in Caprese near Florence on march 6, 1475 died in Rome on february 18, 1564, was painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer.His versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Leonardo da Vinci.[…]

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RAPHAEL

School of Athens by Raphael - Raphael's Rooms

Raffaello Sanzio (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520, better known simply as Raphael, was a painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

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