Italy is famous for its art, whether it’s Michelangelo’s Davide in Florence, Tiziano’s Assumption in Venice or Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Paris. Some works, particularly statues and architecture, have survived for centuries, or even millennia, bringing pleasure to modern tourists and art aficionados in much the same way as they did when first commissioned, all shiny and new!
Its fair to say, however, that not all of them have survived in one piece – the Laocoön Statue, for example, was damaged back in antiquity – so for this week’s photo challenge I’ve picked out a few photos of some of the most beautiful statues and carving that I’ve seen, all of which are broken in some way. All can be found in Rome.
I hope you can appreciate the beauty in these cracked and damaged works of art. Leave me a comment to let me know which one(s) you like and also if you have any other favourites!
To view these works for yourself visit –
The Vatican Museum here
The Roman Forum here
The Colosseum here