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10 Interesting Facts About the Pantheon in RomeWith a name that itself defines the collection of deities making up a religious order, Rome, Italy’s Pantheon is an architectural wonder of the world that reminds us of the empire’s power, cultural

Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" -  Intriguing Story Few names are as synonymous with the art of Italy and the Renaissance as Michelangelo and his The Last Judgment fresco for the altar wall in the Sistine Chapel embodies his style and the era’s

10 Interesting Facts About Michelangelo’s The Last JudgmentCreated at a time of great flux within the wider world, Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment is nonetheless an iconic piece of art from Renaissance Italy that draws together both Christian and pagan influences

Symbolism and History of The Arch of Constantine in Rome Spanning the Via Triumphalis in Rome, Italy, the city’s Arch of Constantine is as iconic and emblematic of Roman architecture as its larger neighbor, the Colosseum. And like that famous landmark, the

Rome’s Pantheon Magnificent StoryWith a name that itself defines the collection of deities making up a religious order, Rome, Italy’s Pantheon is an architectural wonder of the world that reminds us of the empire’s power, cultural influence, and vast wealth.A

The Tapestries in The VaticanTapestries were a principal aspect of the ostentatious ‘magnificence’ used during the Renaissance by powerful religious and secular rulers to broadcast their wealth and their might to the public. It highlights the finest tapestry cycles of

Michelangelo - The Lunettes and The SpandrelsTo any visitor of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, two features become immediately and undeniably apparent:1) the ceiling is really high up, and2) there are a lot of paintings up there.Because of this, the centuries have

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del FioreSanta Maria del Fiore, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third-largest church in the world (after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London) and was the largest church in Europe when

the birth of venus - Sandro Botticelli, 1484There exists no documentation on the origins or first owner of the Birth of Venus, which like Pallas and the Centaur was painted on canvas, highly unusual support at the time.By the mid-16th