Bernini in Rome
Short Biography Gian Lorenzo Bernini was born on December 7th, 1598, to Pietro Bernini and Angelica Galante, in Naples. His father was already an established artist and, after receiving a papal commission to work on the marble relief in the Cappella Paolina of Santa Maria Maggiore, relocated with his family to Rome. After founding a…
Short History Located in the red-light district and founded in the 13th century, the Medieval church is the oldest building in Amsterdam. Initially the site was host to a wooden chapel but was gradually replaced by a stone church. Initially Roman Catholic, the Oude Kerk was taken over as a Calvinist church after the Reformation…
My Amsterdam Adventure!
Back in November both I and my mum finally got the chance to visit Amsterdam. I’ve adored Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) since I was a teenager, and his paintings were the start of my adventures in modern art. Naturally, the Van Gogh Museum had been on my list of ‘must-see’ places for quite…