Basket of Fruit Caravaggio painting

The Basket of Fruit Caravaggio Painting Analysis & Facts

Basket of Fruit Caravaggio is another piece of art by Caravaggio that features fruit. It is one of the most famous fruit bowl paintings in European art history. It is also an early example of this type of painting, and is unique in that it is painted at the level of the table. Normally, still [...]

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The boy with a basket of fruit caravaggio

Caravaggio Boy With a Basket of Fruit: Meaning Tickets & Hours

Credited as being one of Caravaggio’s early works, the Caravaggio boy with fruit painting is thought to date to around 1593 to 1595. It is believed it was painted just after the young artists move to Rome from Milan. His sponsors at the time were the brothers Bernardino Cesari and Cavalier d’Arpino. The Caravaggio Boy [...]

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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome

All about La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome

La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna is a spectacular collection of modern art in Rome. It came into existence in 1883, just after the creation of the Italian state. It was originally housed in the Palace of Exhibitions. The exhibitions focus on art from the 19th century onwards. The Short history of Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Moderna [...]

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The painting Young Sick Bacchus

Painting of Young Sick Bacchus: Meaning & Analysis

Hanging in the Galleria Borghese, the painting of young sick Bacchus was completed in 1594. It is said to have been painted by Caravaggio during his convalescence from illness after he had moved from Milan to Rome. Let’s explore more of the story in this article. About the famous painter Caravaggio Born in Milan in [...]

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Apollo and Daphne story

Apollo and Daphne: All about the Story & Sculpture

The Apollo and Daphne myth dates back to Greek mythology. It is also the inspiration for the stunning baroque marble Apollo and Daphne Bernini sculpture. The story can be found in the Apollo and Daphne Ovid verses in Book 1 of the famous Metamorphosis. Despite its ancient origins, the myth is very much one that [...]

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Villa Torlonia in Rome

Villa Torlonia Museum: All about Mussolini House in Rome

The beautiful Villa Torlonia and its annex the Casina Delle Civette is a lesser known but no less impressive Rome attraction. Located a short walk from the Villa Borghese, the lush grounds alone are a reason to visit. The Villa gets its name from the Torlonia family - a wealthy family who had made their [...]

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Macro Rome Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome: All about Macro Rome

If you’re in Rome for any extended period of time, you might decide you want a break from ancient Roman art. There are a couple of options in Rome for modern art, including the MAXXI Rome, and the subject of this article - the MACRO Rome The Museum of Modern Art in Rome is - [...]

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Villa Giulia Museum

Villa Giulia in Rome History, Events, Map & Tickets

The Rome Villa Giulia was commissioned by Pope Julius III in the mid 16th century. It was designed as a special place in which to relax, and at the time was at the edge of what was then Rome. One door opened out into the city, the other side opened to the countryside! Pope Julius [...]

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Piazza del Popolo in Rome

Piazza del Popolo Rome: Hotels to Stay & Top Attractions

This huge Piazza del Popolo square can be found just inside the Aurelian Walls of Rome. It means “People’s Square” but actually got the name from the poplar trees that are found in the square. Others say it was because it was paid for by the money of the Roman people. Known for being one [...]

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Temple of Asclepius Rome

Asclepius Temple in Rome – Villa Borghese Visiting Tips

The Temple of Asclepius Rome is the beauty of the world. It tends to attract the tourist by its dazzling beauty. It might be true that this place is exotic but the Temple of Asclepius is worth seeing. The Villa Borghese Park is free to enter. So visiting the Temple of Asclepius don’t require a [...]

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