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Christmas in Rome

I find Christmas in Rome very pleasant and relaxing. There is less of the commercial pressure felt in Northern European cities, where it is all about buying and consuming. On … Continue reading

December 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

More Borromini

November 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

The art of Power Point Presentation

In the last decade, Power Point Presentations  or PPPs have become a standard tool of communication, used everywhere from business conferences to weddings. They use images and texts together to … Continue reading

October 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

The art of illusion

Works of art can have the power to make us see a new reality. One of the greatest painters of the Baroque age, Andrea del Pozzo, became a master at … Continue reading

September 21, 2010 · 2 Comments

Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill

I fell in love with Rome again. Just as I was getting tired of the daily hassle we continuously experience living here, I was struck again unexpectedly because of a … Continue reading

May 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Definitely Borromini…

I finally made it to St Ivo alla Sapienza ……This famous church, considered to be Borromini’s masterpiece is only open from 10am to 12pm on Sundays, the rest of the … Continue reading

April 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

More Borromini or rather Bernini?

Francesco Borromini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini were opposite in everything: character, personality, artistic style, and tastes yet they both created the Roman Baroque style. Their respective works are present all … Continue reading

April 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

More Borromini, more churches

The other morning I got up at 6am to visit a church…. that’s the kind of thing one does in Rome! Not any church though, one designed by Francesco Borromini: … Continue reading

April 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Borromini m’enchante

I developed a sudden passion for Borromini’s work. It took me five years to start looking at Baroque Rome (too much to see for one city), and all I can … Continue reading

April 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Sant’Ignazio

Rome is all about churches…so this morning I went to visit Sant’Ignazio to see the famous trompe l’oeil ceiling painted by Andrea del Pozzo.  San’t Ignazio was built in the … Continue reading

March 30, 2010 · Leave a comment
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