Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Fabulous Frescos Of Rome

Head to any church, palazzo or museum government building in Rome and there are bound to be rooms dripping with elaborate frescos. The colors still pop after hundreds of years and the scenes spill forth complicated narratives. And the frescos are easy on the eyes.

Or are they? Usually the frescos stretch many feet above one's head, requiring viewers to tilt their head back and hope they don't bump into someone drifting behind them. The artists surely knew about elongation perspective problems and adjusted their scenes accordingly.

What happens when you go against their wishes and get as close as possible to the base of a fresco and look up? Photographs happen.


  1. Fantastic photos! I love the viewpoints - so true about having to crane your neck to take it all in, but the perspective you captured makes the frescoes even more enchanting!

  2. Thanks for the kind words. I tried to find an angle that one generally doesn't seek out when looking at the frescos. It seems to work for these photos and glad you like them!