Palazzo Massimo


This 19th-century Neo-Renaissance palace near Termini Station houses one of the world’s most important collections of ancient art. Sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, coins and goldsmith’s work record the development of Roman artistic culture.

So says the brochure of the Museo National Romano, of which Palazzo Massimo is one of four locations within easy walking distance in Centro Storico – yet another reason why I need at least ten more visits. Mary and I spent a rainy morning walking from room to room and floor to floor being blown away and didn’t even cover all of Palazzo Massimo.  Continue reading

Harvesting Images


Since I’ve been trying to learn how to paint with acrylics, I’ve learned that just about all painters work from existing images – whether it’s their own sketches or photographs, or images gleaned from all the other sources: books, magazines, Pinterest, etc. & so on.

I find this information extremely permission-giving. Continue reading