Friday, October 08, 2010
An Italian Journey - Part 2: A Host of Angels
During my days in Orvieto, I visited
the city's magnificent cathedral, the
Duomo, which was extremely awe-inspiring.
It is said that the building served as
an inspiration to Michelangelo, as he
traveled to Rome in order to paint the
Sistine Chapel for the Pope, and I can
certainly understand why!
The chapel frescos are completely
breathtaking and several of the
ceiling works were even painted
by my favorite renaissance artist,
The entire structure definitely rivals
anything you might see anywhere,
and is the crown jewel of the town.
Unfortunately, we were not allowed to
photograph anything inside of the
church. However, I was so thrilled
to be able to capture several beautiful
weathered angels from the bas reliefs
sculpted into the lower panels of the
I just couldn't help but give these
winged enchantments their own
post, as my interest in angels harkens
back to college days when they
were one of my areas of concentration
and a focus theme for me in both my
painting and photography classes.
I definitely plan to make large prints
of these images to frame and place
around the house.
I hope you love them as much as I do!