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Mvsei Vaticani


The Vatican Museums, in Viale Vaticano in Rome, inside the Vatican City, are among the greatest museums in the world, since they display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries.

 

Pope Julius II founded the museums in the 16th century. The Sistine Chapel and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. They were visited by 4,310,083 people in the year 2007.

 

The Vatican Museums trace their origin to one marble sculpture, purchased 500 years ago. The sculpture of Laocoön, the priest who, according to Greek mythology, tried to convince the people of ancient Troy not to accept the Greeks' "gift" of a hollow horse, was discovered 14 January 1506, in a vineyard near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Pope Julius II sent Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo Buonarroti, who were working at the Vatican, to examine the discovery. On their recommendation, the pope immediately purchased the sculpture from the vineyard owner. The pope put the sculpture of Laocoön and his sons in the grips of a sea serpent on public display at the Vatican exactly one month after its discovery.

 

I have just won a photo competition organised by HelloCanvas and Vision and Verb. Click on this link to see my winning image :) 


 

 

Vatican City 2010

Mvsei Vaticani


The Vatican Museums, in Viale Vaticano in Rome, inside the Vatican City, are among the greatest museums in the world, since they display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries.

 

Pope Julius II founded the museums in the 16th century. The Sistine Chapel and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. They were visited by 4,310,083 people in the year 2007.

 

The Vatican Museums trace their origin to one marble sculpture, purchased 500 years ago. The sculpture of Laocoön, the priest who, according to Greek mythology, tried to convince the people of ancient Troy not to accept the Greeks' "gift" of a hollow horse, was discovered 14 January 1506, in a vineyard near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Pope Julius II sent Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo Buonarroti, who were working at the Vatican, to examine the discovery. On their recommendation, the pope immediately purchased the sculpture from the vineyard owner. The pope put the sculpture of Laocoön and his sons in the grips of a sea serpent on public display at the Vatican exactly one month after its discovery.

 

I have just won a photo competition organised by HelloCanvas and Vision and Verb. Click on this link to see my winning image :) 


 

 

Vatican City 2010

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Aug 2010, 00:33
Interesting narrative, SAVO, and I like the image, too.
SAVO: Thank you Ray smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Aug 2010, 05:47
I visited the Sistine Chapel, SAVO, but not the Vatican Museums, so I missed this. I love your presentation of the and the PPing.
SAVO: Thank you Ginnie. We were not allowed to use cameras in the Sistine chapel, so I dont have any photos of that unfortunately but I have some shots form inside the vatican smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Aug 2010, 06:33
May you win many more competitions, but not those that I participate in smile Don't worry, I never enter.
Great shot.
SAVO: Haha, I have seen your work and you will knock me for six I predict smile
Cheers
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2010, 07:12
This is a worthy winner SAVO - congratulations!
SAVO: Cheers Chris. Didnt expect it smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Aug 2010, 07:30
A deserved win Savo, Bank holiday , no call and a win...your definetley on a winning streak smile
SAVO: Haha, you know all about that smile
Firstly, I really like this image, I love the angle and the texture. Secondly, well done for winning the competion. Your winning image and accompanying sentiment is just wonderful. Most of all, and thirdly, I love your piece on vision and verb! What a great piece of writing, with a powerful message, again, supported by such a strong image. (:o)
SAVO: Thank you rosalyn, you are very kind smile
Very impressive SAVO and I can see why you won.
SAVO: Cheers Chad. I surprised myself smile
What a lovely entrance. I love those fonts they used. Crisp image. And again, congrats on the win!
SAVO: Thank you Kindly Marion smile
nice one
congrats on the comp!
SAVO: Thanks a lot Rob smile
Its good to read the history behind these sculptures, well done on your win smile
SAVO: Its steeped in history. Cheers Linda
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 30 Aug 2010, 13:31
Great image, love the progressing you've done here.
SAVO: Tried something new and it seems to work. Cheers Scarlet
It was a worthy winner SAVO. The sort of picture we would all be proud of. This one is good too!
SAVO: Thank you kindly Bill smile
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2010, 16:39
Love ht perspective and detail

congrats on the win smile
SAVO: Many thanks JJ smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Aug 2010, 18:17
I knew you had won, congratulations, it is a wonderful picture.
This picture of the Mvsei Vaticani is just a delight, great PP, wonderful crop.
SAVO: Thanks a lot Astrid. I really didnt expect to win but I am pleased smile

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