Bazilica Sfântul Petru de la Vatican. Partea I: Arhitectura exterioară și semnificația

„Și le-a zis: „Dar voi cine ziceți că sunt?” Răspunzând Simon Petru, a zis: „Tu ești Hristosul, Fiul lui Dumnezeu-Cel-Viu!” Iar Iisus, răspunzând, i-a zis: “Fericit ești, Simone, fiul lui Iona, că nu trup și sânge ți-au descoperit aceasta, ci Tatăl Meu Cel din ceruri. Și Eu îți spun ție că tu ești Petru și […]

The interior of Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican

As a Christian, I failed to sense the spiritual power of this place, but the impression of force and artistic achievement is overwhelming. Probably because Saint Peter’s Basilica is rather a museum, than a place of worship. It is the largest interior space any church has on the face of the Earth. And is the […]

Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican (Rome). The exterior

„Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) With these famous words, Jesus Christ instituted the Christian Church, changing the name of Simon to Peter (meaning rock in Latin) to mark the new life of the first disciple that […]

Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the only Gothic church in Rome

You would not be able to tell it has a Gothic structure on the inside, from the unsuspecting, modest Baroque facade. That is a later addition and its flat low height wall only makes the church blend in with the rest of the buildings on the street. On the inside, the height of the church […]

Pieta, a masterpiece by Michelangelo

Pieta is probably the second best known statue of Michelangelo. Without reaching the absolute perfection of David, found in Florence, this sculpture is an impressive example of Renaissance art, by what is probably the best sculptor since antiquity. It represents Mary holding the lifeless body of Jesus, after the descent from the cross, a theme […]

The work of young Michelangelo together with precious saint relics in a church museum

Michelangelo Buonarroti is one of the greatest artists of all times, with sculptures that almost touch perfection, like David (found in Florence), Moses (part of the tomb of Pope Julius II in the church San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome) or Pieta (found inside St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican). His paintings also made history, as […]

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