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S. Sebastian, former Patron Saint of Rome

Saint Sebastian was considered for centuries the third patron saint of Rome, celebrated on January 20. Born in a Christian family and official of high rank of the Roman Army, belonging in fact to the 1st  Cohort of the 1st  Legion, he was one of the responsible of …

Caravaggio’s S. Jerome

In the Borghese Gallery is a very interesting painting  by the worldwide famous and highly appreciated Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi,  better known as Caravaggio, dating to 1605-6 and representing San Jerome in a quite original way. Neither represented, as usual, in a beautiful landscape meditating over the crucifix …

Joannes Vermeer’s Exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale

Some impressions on Joannes Vermeer’s Exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale. Even if his own hand’s works were just a few so that one can state that the exhibit was much more an introduction to the XVII Century Nederland’s painting than a chance to get acquainted with Vermeer’s …

Raphael and the “Fornarina”

The misterious smile of the Famous Fornarina recalls the more famous one of the “Monna Lisa” by Leonardo, but is more….rich. We think the Fornarina was  Margherita Luti, the daughter of Francesco Senese, a baker living in Trastevere, Rome (although a lot of evidences lead to that opinion …