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Images from Rome, March 2010
“Rome: Through the Eyes of the Artist” with Robert Liberace, March 29 – April 4, 2010
Thanks to the very special group of people who made this a wonderful trip.
Again, special thanks to Margaret Cerruti of the Art League for working so hard to coordinate this fantastic week! And thanks to those of you who sent photos!
Images compiled and taken (unless otherwise specified) by Lina Liberace.
Rome skyline from the Borghese gardens.
The halls of the Vatican Museum leading to the Sistine Chapel
An unusual painting by Andrea Gastaldi, 1875. Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, which proved to be a favorite stop.
The entrance to the amazing Caravaggio exhibit. Too bad we couldn’t take photos inside! Photo by Attie Wheeler.
Kamelia plays dress-up with the Romans. Photo by Attie Wheeler.
Raphael fresco inside the Vatican Museum
Ernesto Biondi’s “I Saturnali” inside the courtyard of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna
Amazing tiles in the church “Santa Maria Del Popolo”, the setting for two magnificent Caravaggios.
No photos allowed but we snuch this one in.
Inside the Raphael Stanze at the Vatican
Ava thinking happy thoughts in a piazza near the Pantheon
Good food everywhere you look!
Morning light in Rome
sketching. Photo by May Gwinn
May, Terry, Marianne, Gwen, Michelle enjoy lunch
Studying the paintings in the Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Liberace family waiting for lunch. Photo by Diane Scott.
Bob, Sharon and Kamelia
Ava and Celia enjoying gelato and one of Rome’s famous aqueduct-fed wells.
Atti’s photo of two happy bakers
Part of the group went to see Pope Benedict XV
Standing in front of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Photo courtesy of Gwen White
One of the ever-watchful Swiss Guard in front of the Vatican. Photo by Margaret Cerutti.
Studing the paintings at the Doria Pamphilj
You never know what you might find (or what might find you) in the churches of Rome!
May standing in front of the Forum
Detail from Valentin de Boulogne’s painting in the Vatican Museum
Randy, Jill and Margaret enjoy lunch. Photo by Atti Wheeler
One of many amazing works of art in the “modern” museum, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna.
Detail of Postigliones’s painting “La Contessa”
Chris and Sally
Looking outside the window at the Vatican Museum
The girls holding on to the toes of one of the larger statues we found.
Santa Maria Maggiore’s gilded ceiling
Attie, Kamelia, Margaret and Terry taking a break in the Vatican Museum’s courtyard.
Norma, Celia, Rob, Mary Anne, Chris, Ava, and Sally in the foreground and Jeanette, Diane, Janet and Marie at the next table.
A few brave souls dared to put their hands into the mouth of the Bocca Della Verita. Photo courtesy of May Gwinn
The group is unexpectedly serenaded at a local restaurant
Inside the Colluseum. Photo by Bob Park
Marie and Curtis enjoying Rome. Photo by May Gwinn
“St Eulalia” by Franceschi, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna
Celia, Ava and a guard at the Vatican “Hall of Emperors”
Bernini modeli in the Vatican Museum. Photo by Bob Park
Kamelia and Atti enjoy the forum
Celia fitting right in to a Garden of Eden painting at the Vatican
Looking at the Belvedere Torso in the Vatican Musuem after the crowds had dispersed. Photo by Bob Park
Photo by Margaret Cerutti
Rob intensely explaining something as we neared the Sistine Chapel. Photo by Margaret Cerutti
The group gathering outside the Pantheon. Photo by May Gwinn
Morelli’s “The Temptation of St. Anthony” at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome.
Tasty looking vingette taken by Margaret Cerutti
Sistine Chapel ceiling
Viewing the Sistine Chapel
Rome skyline from the Borghese Gardens
Rob and I loved this photo May took of the girls. I don’t mean overload this page with photos of them but they were such
great little posers, you have no idea how I’ve restrained myself!
spiral staicase in the Vatican Museum. Photo by Bob Parks
Michelle at the Vatican museum
Some of the ladies at dinner. Photo courtesy of Margaret Cerutti
Lina, Rob and Ava taken by Celia. Funny, we didn’t notice the grafitti till we saw the photo on our computer!
(We have noticed an amazing amount of “public displays of affection” all over Italy – this must be their creedo!”
May took this beautiful photo.
Standing in front of one of many grand paintings in the Vatican Museum
One of the bridges leading to Vatican City
Spectacular photo of an arch in the Forum by Bob Park