Sunday, July 8, 2012

More photos from Rome

Polyptych on the last days of Christ

One of the best Museums in Rome is the Barberini Museum, The Barberini are a family of the Italian nobility that rose to prominence in 17th century Rome. Their influence peaked with the election of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini to the papal throne in 1623, as Pope Urban VIII. Their urban palace, the Palazzo Barberini, (completed in 1633 by Bernini), today houses Italy's Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (National Gallery of Ancient Art,) also known simply as the Barberini Museum. 
Another Polyptych from the life of Christ
The photos attached here are only three of many beauty paintings, known as polyptychs. The last one is a triple panel known as tryptych. Each panel tells a story, and they served as visual aids for people to learn about the life of Christ or any other story from the Bible.
Tryptych of the Madonna

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