Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Raphael rooms

One of the great joys of travelling is not just visiting the great sites that you were expecting to visit, but its the things that you were not expecting to see. I was not expecting the Raphael rooms in the Vatican museum.

Like Michelangelo, the painter was commissioned (made him an offer he couldn't refuse!)by the Pope to paint a suit of four rooms. All I can say is WOW!

It occurred to me that there is a reason they call them the Old Masters!

1 comment:

Dragonfly said...

All I can say is WOW, too! I love Old Masters. These paintings are so beautiful they make me cry.