For Art Lovers

September 6, 2015

I couldn’t resist sharing some photos of the beautiful paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and frescoes that we saw during our Roman holiday.  These are poor copies of the originals and a mere taste of what we tried to absorb. I know that not all people enjoy museums or have an appreciation of art, but we have tried to instill a curiosity and interest in art history in our children.  Do not shy away from museums with young ones.  Stella and Gabriel were fascinated by what we saw, and had fun with the labyrinth-like set-up of many of the rooms.  We set them on missions to locate repetitive images (like lions), and some museums, like the Vatican, even offer an audio tour/scavenger hunt set up specifically for families with young children. Most museums also offer a welcome respite from the sun’s heat, and are an easy place for bathroom pitstops!

Please enjoy the beauty and skill!

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  • Reply julie j September 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

    there’s those crazy American kids sticking their hands in the lions mouth & drinking from the fountain! KIDDING. Those are beautiful – you’re making me want to visit Rome again! I think I’m going on 20 years too since my last brief jaunt thru…. miss you xo

  • Reply Mom and Dad September 8, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Interactive sculptures! I love it. Wasn’t the water out of the Roman Street fountains deliciously cool and clean ?
    Love, Mom

  • Reply Mom and Dad September 8, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Is that where “Chin up, ol’ boy!” came from?

  • Reply Lisa September 9, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Clara and I loved this slideshow. Thanks for posting. xoxo

  • Reply Jennifer Reynolds September 11, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I love this post, the detail in that tile floor! More art please. 🙂 And food.

    • Reply Sarah September 18, 2015 at 8:38 am

      My food photos are lousy. I have much to learn, but am glad a bit of the art can still come across.

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