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Van den Broeke

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Religion

Edward Munch, the Scream as layer over St. Jerome in the desert, Vativan Museum, Leonardo da Vinci

I was walking along the road with two Friends

the Sun was setting — The Sky turned a bloody red

And I felt a whiff of Melancholy – I stood

Still, deathly tired – over the blue-black

Fjord and City hung Blood and Tongues of Fire

My Friends walked on – I remained behind

- shivering with Anxiety – I felt the great Scream in Nature

Written by Edward Munch on the back of the 4th version

Fingers ?! Do they have a spiritual meaning?

The Vatican City

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LATEST ARTICLES

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The Keys of Saint Peter: The concept Basilica

A chat between a King and a Queen explains what a Basilica is ....

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Castel Gandolfo

A ticket of only 2,00 € brings you in the Summerresidence of the Popes at 20 miles of Rome: a beautiful day excursion

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The Catacombs-The Pius Christian Museum


Faith through the eyes of the early Christians. The most spectacular tombstones and sarcophagus ...


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The Book of Ester: Haman


Vasari considered the image of Haman the most beautiful of the Sistine Chapel


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Vatican Museums

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The Laocoon

The man who wanted to change the history of the world. The first item of the Vatican Museums

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Deposition of Caravaggio

Maybe his most famous painting, originally in the Chiesa Nuova, it influenced painters until today !

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Platoo & Aristotle

With those two giants I lead you through all the colections of the Vatican Museums

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Michelangelo

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Flemish and Roman Tapestery

Beautiful artwork as a result of a global economy.


Under Construction..

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The Gregorian Calendar

Why the whole world -often reluctantly- accept the scientific innovations of the Catholic Church? Stephen Hawkins and the Church ?

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The Pinacoteca part 1

Built in 1931, in a chronological order paintings from 13th until 19th century.

2000 years of Papal History & Conclave

The popes lived only since recently permanent in the Vatican City ....

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Life of Michelangelo

A timeline from birth to death, his world in historic perspective.

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Michelangelo and how he came to paint the Sistine Chapel

The Agony and Ecstasy, a pope and a sculptor meet each other ...

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Michelangelo

Introduction to Michelangelo and the sources used ... and "I am not a painter !"

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The Death of Haman

Considered by Vasari, the biographer of Michelangelo, the most beaufiful figure in the vault.

A story for Easter !

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The Pietà

At the age of 23, I lost two academic years in a row, and Michelangelo made this ....

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The Sistine Chapel

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The Baptism of Christ ..

and the Vocation of Moses by Perugino, the man who led the team of painters in the walls of the Sistine Chapel

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The Temptations of Christ ..

and of Moses. Is Dan Brown in his book always telling the thruth as he claims it?

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Vocation of Andrew and Peter..

and Moses is going to the Red Sea.

Ghirlandaio as a masterpainter


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The Sermon of the Mount ..

and Moses receives the Law ... this work inspired Mel Brook for his History of the World

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A Golden and Iron key for Peter ..

a masterpiece of perspective and Moses punishes the rebels with the Wand of Harry Potter

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The Sistine Chapel at the time of Pope Sixtus IV

The Chapel could be world famous even without Michelangelo: life of Moses and Jesus on the walls.

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The Last Supper ..

and the death of Moses

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The non-existing picture of the Sistine Chapel

This article gives us a total new view on how to read the Sistine Chapel


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Introduction

The Pinacoteca part 2

From Perugino until the 19th Century

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The Vatican Gardens

An English, French and Italian garden ... a moment of relax in the bussiest museum in the world ...

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Michelangelo: the Creation: 1508-1512

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Michelangelo: the Last Judgement: 1535-1540

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The Last Judgement

From where took Michelangelo his inspiration ... is it the Copernican Revolution?

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The First Day

The hidden anathomic elements is the work of Michelangelo: a study of the human body

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The Basilica Saint Peter

An astonishing building, started when there were approx only 17000 people in Rome ...

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Spirituality

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The horns of Moses or the use of light in Art

The answer to a frequent question: Why Moses has always two horns ?

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The Creation

An introduction on the masterpiece of Michelangelo.


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The Fourth Day

A quest for a new book of Dan Brow?


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The Belvedere Apollo

A marvelous work of art and inspired me to write about Italian Fashion and the Vatican Museums...

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The Pius Christian Museum

Faith through the eyes of the Early Christians .... and an ancient Roman Cooking-class

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A Cooking Class

Ancient receipes combined with the artworks of the Vatican Musems.


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Ideas for the Museums

some at random ideas for how to improve the Vatican Museums


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A Snake looks in the mirror

Who is the devil ?

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Barocque art & Propagation of Faith

The most powerful marketing story of the history.

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Saint Philipp Neri and the Oratory

The influence of the most joyful saint in a dark period.

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Protestantism & Catholic Reform

A turbulent time with some genious minds. Did Martin Luther saved the Church?

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Articles to read


Alphabetic list of articles in order to improve my weblog

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Necropolis Via Triumphalis


You should see it: from 1st Century BC until 3rd Century AD

Via Triumphalis from the Vatican to Veio, today Isola Farnesina