"Roman Baroque Ceilings: Expressions of Spiritual and Secular Power"

Past Web Lecture on June 16th with Francesca Barberini.

Come and Discover:


The style that pushed the limits of realism and invention toward theatrical displays of complex illusion and was largely displayed on the ceilings of basilicas and churches.

Let Francesca Barberini guide you through the beauty of Roman baroque ceilings and domes, the light, the colors and the amazing illusionistic trompe l’oeil will catch our eyes and soul bringing us in another world made of holy spirituality and secular power.

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Francesca Barberini

is an art historian with a degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza, and who lives in Rome, city she truly loves. Francesca is a member of the illustrious Barberini family that produced Pope Urban VIII, who consecrated and decorated the new St Peter’s Basilica. She spent several years cataloguing art religious buildings in central Italy, she began leading tours in Rome and surroundings. Her knowledge of art is, literally, encyclopedic! Although she leads tours of all the major sites in Rome, she loves leading tours in Roman palaces focusing on the way people use to live in the “Palazzi” and the way their collections of art where “used” in daily life, expressing the ideas of the family and is completing a book on the subject.