Tag Archives: denis byrd

2015 Recap

A look back at 2015 I am a little late getting this out but we are only a week past New Years so I don’t think it is too bad. 2015 was a busy year around the studio. We began … Continue reading

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Work featured in the Cyber Art Show

Please take a look at my work in The Cyber Art show. Cyber Art Show  

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Howard Carter, the artist

It was only recently that I recently discovered that the man most famous for his discovery of King Tut’s tomb was also an artist. He first traveled to Egypt as a painter there to document the discoveries being made in … Continue reading

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Ancient Rome Part 2

Finally, I am getting to the second part of the post on the ancient quarter of the city after a brief detour through the Borghese Galery and our adventure trying to reach the Spanish Steps. Returning to the Coliseum, this … Continue reading

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St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel

I took a solo trip to visit St. Peter’s Basillica. When I arrived the security checkpoint wound around St. Peter’s Square and was a four hour wait just to get in. Determined that there had to be a faster way … Continue reading

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Borghese Gallery

I realized as I was writing that I needed to break up my trek to the Parthenon from the Coliseum and the Forum. After visiting the Pantheon we headed to the Borghese Gallery. Since I was unable to get my … Continue reading

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Ancient Rome

It is impossible to to take a single step anywhere in the city of Rome without encountering visible remnants of the old empire. You are literally standing on layer upon layer of history. As we walk from Termini, the main … Continue reading

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The Barberini Palace

 I had not intended on visiting the Barberini. It was not even on my radar from my readings. As an admirer of Caravaggio it should have been but I was ignorant of its collection. I had an afternoon to kill … Continue reading

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Renaissance Sketches

In San Lorenzo I came across several Renaissance sketches for unfinished works. They provide a rare glimpse into the working habits of the master artists of the Renaissance.                      

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The Duomo

Our bed and breakfast was situated just off the square near the Duomo allowing us the opportunity to easily tour the church and its famous Baptistery. Unfortunately, we there during the off season and the museum that holds the original Gates … Continue reading

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