For its central and seemingly endless roll in the history of the Western world, Rome more than earns the nickname of “Eternal City.” For centuries that history has sparked the imaginations of painters around the world hoping to capture some of the magic of the ages. In The History of Rome in Painting, e"Rome: Eternal City of Painting."
[Image: Cimabue. Saint Mark and Italy/Rome (Ytalia), c. 1280 (detail). Fresco. Basilica of San Francisco, Assisi, Italy.][Many thanks to Abbeville Press for providing me with the image above from and a review copy of The History of Rome in Painting, e ]