While in Rome, I am going to be blogging for my journalism class and about my other adventures. There will occasionally be fashion posts, but the majority of posts will be about travel for the rest of this month!
I am obsessed with art and not just ‘oh I think that’s pretty and I like museums’, but obsessed, fall on the floor love art; many would go so far as to say I’m an art fan girl. I know many people enjoy and appreciate art, but there is really no other way to describe my reaction to Caravaggio and Bernini’s than fan-girling. Today, my class experienced this first hand when we visited San Luigi dei Francesi and the Piazza Navona.
|Calling of St. Matthew- yes I know it's crooked, but you couldn't look at it straight on|
The church was completed in 1589 and holds three Caravaggio’s. THREE! This might not be significant to you, but there are only 17, or some insanely small number, of Caravaggio’s works in the world and you just saw three of them!!! Let that sink in for a second.
|Piazza Navona with the Bernini Fountain in the foreground and the church behind it.|