The Pantheon. The most intact Roman temple in Rome. While the Forum and the Colloseum have crumbled to mere shadows of their former selves the Pantheon still looks good. That’s because it was converted to a church a long time ago and was (mostly- I’m lookin at you Bernini) protected from looters. The sculptures were replaced but the nearly 2000 year old marble paneling and dome are still intact. Here’s a video I shot of the interior with the fuji camera. (Choose your 3d viewing method and resolution at the bottom of the video.)
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The Capitoline Museum is Rome’s main warehouse of ancient sculpture along with other classical art through the Renaissance etc. It was built on Capitoline Hill (In fact the word “capitol” is derived from this important place in Rome.) on the ruins of the temple of Jupiter. It overlooks the Roman forum which you’ll see in the pictures. Her’s a picture of my favorite statue. It’s A bronze sculpture known as the Capitoline Wolf (Lupa Capitolina), and She’s become the emblem of Rome.
This picture from this set is actually from the church next door. A statue of Pope Leo X. That’s actually his tomb in the church next door the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli. He was the Pope when Martin Luther started the Reformation. Kinda buggy eyed looking dude.
Here’s the rest of the set:
I just Spent 2 weeks in Rome. Good times.
Here’s Part one of a ton of pictures I took in 3D. These in this post are from the first couple days: mostly just at the Vatican Museum. The Picture above is one of the most famous sculptures there called Laocoön and His Sons. It’s got a good story behind it. From from the myth that inspired it, to the history of the sculpture itself. It was made in Greece and discovered during the Renaissance. Michelangelo thought it was so rad he told the Pope to bring it to the Vatican so he could study it.
More posts will come later.
I had been having dreams of returning Kansas City Art Institute. The dreams were reoccurring, and when that happens I feel like I need to do something about it. So over the holidays I took a sentimental stroll through the KCAI campus. It was empty obviously because of the winter break, and the trees were bear because it’s winter. That, along with the fact that I was alone added to the melancholy of the visit. But it was interesting to see what had changed and what was the same. The book/supply store is now a cafe. The library is now the book/supply store. The painting building has been modernized. The strange sculptural addition to the railings in front of the dorms is still there, as is the spiral stone sculture that was built shortly after I graduated. Missing was the Dale Eldred sculpture which I thought would be there forever. But much of the campus looked exactly the same.
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My brother who works at Ultimate Image screenprinting in Toledo Iowa, helped me out with some screenprinting for the new Paper Fleet record cover. He made the screen and showed me what to do, and I pumped out the 500 odd covers. Here’s a couple pics of that process. Oh, and Josh inman drew the art on the cover. Check out the final record here