Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vatican Museum

The Vatican museum holds countless treasures.  A surprising number were outstanding pagan
statues.  I picked out some of the Christian stuff to show.


This is an 1854 fresco by Podesti, celebrating Mary's Immaculate Conception.

A heavily decorated barrel ceiling soars above the map gallery in the Vatican Museum.


This is a detail from a Flemish tapestry from the 1500s in the Vatican Museum.


And this is a 19th century fresco influenced by Rafael's earlier works.

10 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Nice selection. Thank you Jack.

EG CameraGirl said...

Pagan art? REALLY? That's something to ponder.

Kate said...

Jack, I think it's about time you came home. I don't think that I can contain my envy any longer. I am happy to see the world through your eyes, but I am sad that I haven't seen some of those glorious scenes myself! This particular tour must have been sensory overload. . .what wonderful photos!!

Sharon Anck said...

I was simply awestruck when I toured the Vatican Museum. Such beauty in every direction.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I have to agree with Kate!! I do enjoy seeing the world though your eyes -- and you do have great eyes for catching the beauty everywhere! I do thank you for that as they are the next best thing to being there myself!!

RedPat said...

The details are so overwhelming, Jack! What a trip you are having.

William Kendall said...

What an astonishingly beautiful selection, Jack. I'm envious too!

Michelle said...

The detail on that ceiling is beyond words.

Randy said...

I read they have the richest art collection in the world. Must have been something to see it in person.

Halcyon said...

There's a lot to see there! I am sure making a selection was difficult. :)