Rome

Rome: Part Two

Rome: Part Two

For us, Trevi Fountain was empty and under restoration. Michelangelo's Pietà was behind bulletproof glass. Carravaggio's Saint Matthew was illuminated by coin-operated spotlights. All checks off my extensive art bucketlist, but not quite what I expected. Was I disappointed?

Rome: Part One

Rome: Part One

I don't think Bernini is a household name in Canada, but maybe it should be. You've heard of Michelangelo (the non-ninja turtle)? Bernini is the Michelangelo of the seventeenth century.

Why are Bernini's sculptures so special? Bernini had the ability to carve life into his marble.