Monday, June 1, 2009

Romesick Snapshot

I get Romesick rather than Homeseick. Haven't been there in over a year and I miss it. I need to see and touch and smell the things I write about. Sometimes writing about Baroque art and gardens and architecture can seem so very alien in Melbourne.

The delicate stuccoed ceiling of a room in the Villa Doria Pamphilj, or the 'Bel Respiro.' The imagery and design are based on classical motifs.

The fine coffered ceiling of the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere. This ceiling was designed by the artist Domenichino in 1617, the church structure itself dates to the twelfth century.

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