Thursday, February 2, 2012

inscriptions of heaven + the world

the pantheon:  inscriptions of heaven + the world

the pantheon, not to be confused with the parthenon, sits in rome, italy.  as we learned in class, there is an idea of the world and the heavens being depicted in the interior, opposed to the exterior of this building.  thinking about the things that are entailed around the notions of the world and heaven, it is interesting to note that the italian artist Raphael was buried in the Pantheon at his request, along with several italian rulers.  this just further shows how important this "temple" was, and still is today.

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