Hi everyone, sorry I’ve been quiet on the blog this weekend, but I have a nasty cold that’s kept me in bed and out of photo taking commission all weekend. So while I will not be venturing out into the rainy Roman evening to capture one of the Natale di Roma events for you, I am instead going to post these photos that I took after the My Local Guide opening. As you know already, I was wandering down via del Corso when I saw this—amazing! For those of you who don’t know, this is a rendition of Caravaggio’s St. John the Baptist done in chalk. I’m a huge Caravaggio fan and was so amazed at the quality of the work. I wasn’t the only one, in the few minutes I stopped to take some pictures, many others gathered around to see this piece as well. There are two versions of this painting in Rome, one at the Musei Capitolini and one at the Galleria Doria Pamphili. I would especially recommend visiting the Doria Pamphili if you can, as it’s a really fantastic collection in a beautiful setting. Complimenti to the artist….seriously.
PS. I should also write that the artist wrote their web address across the frame, so check it out for the history and other work. You can find them at: www.madonnaripugliesi.blogspot.com