About Your Expert
Sara is an art historian with doctoral degrees in Medieval and Modern Art History and Classical Antiquities. She is the author of a book, published by the Accademia dei Lincei, on the antiquities collection of Pope Julius II and has written various articles in important scholarly journals on the history of Renaissance and Baroque collections. More recently, she had published a book on some of the most famous paintings of Caravaggio in Rome which introduces a new interpretation of the works, based on philological data, and which is changing the way we look at this artist.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
She made a lovely and interesting walk in the Vatican Gardens. A real mix of religion, plants and history.
Dr Magister makes even subjects I didn't think I was interested in fascinating and worthwhile. I hope she does many more Conversations, on whatever subjects she chooses.
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Very enlightening behind the scenes look at the Vatican gardens! Great analysis of each section of the Vatican gardens and Dr Magister shows location on map for each section. Each area was explored - the rose garden, rock garden and plants of the Bible section! Also showed how some sections may not aesthetically look good but had significance to the Popes living there. Nice fountains - one had a model of an old ship! Dr Magister did a great job of showing the gardens and explaining the history, can’t wait to go back and see in person!