01 October 2007

the vatican museum

Arches CP 300 gsm, 10" x 7". Daniel Smith PrimaTek paints.

today was our vatican day: after retrieving my wallet lost in our predawn taxi, we visited st. peter's and then queued for 3 hours with all the other tourists waiting to get into the vatican museum, which is an all day endeavor to see.

there is much expected in the vatican -- the sistine chapel, of course, but also the lacoön and the belvedere apollo -- but also an unexpected collection of egyptian relics (and a few relic old egyptians) and a fascinating long hall filled with ancient roman busts, nearly all of them anonymous citizens commemorated at death or as tribal ancestors.

1 comment:

Nick said...

very nice...always liked those blank eyeballs, never painted them.
you retrieved a lost wallet in a taxi in Rome????? You get the Baedeker Award for that