No Bare Walls!

Ceiling of the Map Room in the Vatican, Rome.

I took this on a recent trip to Rome. Always worth looking up…especially in the Vatican Museums!

This is the Gallery of Maps – a 120m long corridor depicting all the regions in Italy as they were in the 1580s when Pope Gregory XIII commissioned the work. The Maps were created by Danti, a Friar and Geograpgher, who took three years to complete them.
The fantastic ceiling was the work of two other artists – Girolamo Muziano and Cesare Nebbia.

 

 

19th January 2017

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