The photo tour of Musei Capitolini continued. Please find the previous photos of the masterpieces from the Capitoline Museums here.
This set starts with the photo of The Esquiline Venus (Venere Esquilina), one of the most celebrated statues from Classical Antiquity. The Roman nude marble sculpture of a female in sandals and headdress was created circa 50 A.D. It is one of two surviving marble copies of a bronze original, now lost. The original bronze sculpture may have been the work of Pasiteles, a master Greek sculptor working in Rome at the time of Julius Caesar.
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Great introduction to the museum. It’s nice when they let you take photos of the exhibition.
Thanks, Mette. Yes, it is nice. But, I am noticing a change- more and more museums charge an additional fee for a photo camera, and many museums don’t allow photography at all. I guess, they are trying to make money on photos and books sold in their gift shops. I don’t know the numbers, however, I don’t think this will boost sales. In this particular museum, the photography is prohibited in the room where the original statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius is displayed.
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A beautiful art series, Alex…
One of my favorite cities, beautiful photos !
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Thanks, Freya! As a photographer, I love Rome too. It is a Photography Heaven :)
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Beautiful photos yet again! Love the last one with the silhouettes framing the statue.
Thanks, Catherine! The last photo is one of my favorites from Capitoline Museums series. I also like how the first image came out. The lighting was challenging.
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I’ve been there 2 years ago and it’s a wonderful place to explore. Your photos make it even more stunning!
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Thank you, Agness!
I’ve just returned from Rome and the memories of this beautiful museum are still quite fresh. I especially loved the Esquiline Venus, just couldn’t get away from her (well, it :)) and took a bunch of pictures.
This time there there were no restrictions on taking photos anywhere, even not of the statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. However it is not displayed in a “room” but in a covered part of the garden; this might be a change from the time of your visit.