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Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Cátedra de San Pedro, 1657-66. San Pedro del Vaticano, Roma. Detalle.

The Cathedra Petri or Throne of St. Peter, made of gilt bronze and designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1647 and and conserved in St.

Travel to: The Cerasi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo to see Cavaggio's  to see "Conversion of Saint Paul on the Road to Damascus" and "Crucifixion of Saint Peter."

Travel to: The Cerasi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo to see Cavaggio's to see "Conversion of Saint Paul on the Road to Damascus" and "Crucifixion of Saint Peter.

Bernini's Baldacchino over the High Altar, Saint Peter's in Rome (2 Sec exposure) by Seoirse

Bernini's Baldacchino over the High Altar, Saint Peter's in Rome Sec exposure) by Seoirse

Veja o que fazer na Roma Barroca, (entre o Vaticano e o Coliseu), a segunda parte de meu roteiro sobre o que fazer na capital italiana.

2° Roteiro: Conhecendo a Roma Barroca (a parte central de Roma)

Veja o que fazer na Roma Barroca, (entre o Vaticano e o Coliseu), a segunda parte de meu roteiro sobre o que fazer na capital italiana.

Note the mosaics on the walls all around -- those letters back there are 6 ft tall!    The baldacchino, a monumental canopy that covers the shrine of St. Peter. Made of dark bronze accented with gold vine leaves, it was sculpted from 1624 to 1633 by Lorenzo Bernini under the direction of Barberini Pope Urban VIII.

The baldacchino, a monumental canopy that covers the shrine of St. Made of dark bronze accented with gold vine leaves, it was sculpted from 1624 .

Treasures of Napoli – Caravaggio’s Seven Works of Mercy » Napoli Unplugged

Caravaggio - Sette opere di Misericordia cca 1607 (Seven Acts of Mercy). The painting depicts the seven corporal works of mercy in traditional Catholic belief, which are a set of compassionate acts concerning the material welfare of others.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1572-1610) "The Calling of Saint Matthew"

Caravaggio / De roeping van H. Mattheus / 1599 - 1600 / doek / 322 x 340 cm

The Illumination of the Cross in Saint Peter’s Basilica on Good Friday by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (etching) and Louis Jean Desprez (watercolor), 1787.

signorcasaubon: The Illumination of the Cross in Saint Peter’s Basilica on Good Friday, by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (etching) and Louis Jean Desprez (watercolor), at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1787

Caravaggio’s revolutionary style influenced everyone from modern photographers to Scorsese – but his life was just as provocative as his paintings, writes Alastair Sooke.

Why Caravaggio was as shocking as his paintings

Ottavio Mario Leoni — Portrait of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Drawing: colored chalks on paper.

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