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Inspired by the Baroque

20th October 2016

Leah Simmons-Wood's account of the Year 13 Art trip into Rome:

As part of the A-level art course, we are doing an in depth study on the Baroque period, concentrating on three artists: Caravaggio, Bernini and Borromini.

Being in Rome provides us with the perfect opportunity to see these masterpieces first-hand, so on a sunny September morning we walked from Piazza Farnese, through the cobbled streets of the centre, down to Piazza del Popolo, where we ended our visit at the church of Santa Maria del Popolo. Along the way, we saw various palazzi and piazze, such as Piazza Navona. The beauty of doing such a project lies in our ability to experience space, setting and the perfection of art from life, rather than through the third medium of a photograph in a textbook. And all of this simply through roaming the streets where we live.


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