Rome, artists' supreme muse yesterday and today for #cityMW

The second day of the "Museum Week 2018" is dedicated to the cities that inspired painters, musicians and writers, encouraging to take a different look at the sceneries of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Therefore, let’s discover some of the paintings inspired by our muse, Rome, compared to current shots, to become aware of the changes and interventions that have transformed the Eternal City through the layers of centuries.

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1. Campidoglio

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, The Marble Steps leading up to the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, The Marble Steps leading up to the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome, circa 1814-16, oil on canvas (32.5 x 36.5) cm, Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst,

The Aracoeli staircase in Rome, today.

The Aracoeli staircase leading to the Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome, today.

2. Pantheon

Jakob Alt, The Pantheon and the Piazza della Rotonda in Rome

Jakob Alt, The Pantheon and the Piazza della Rotonda in Rome, 1836, watercolor painting (41,1 x 51,8) cm, Vienna, Albertina.

The Pantheon and piazza della Rotonda in Rome, today

The Pantheon and piazza della Rotonda in Rome, today.

3. San Pietro

Viviano Codazzi, Basilica di San Pietro

Viviano Codazzi, Basilica di San Pietro, 1636 circa, oil on canvas (168 x 220) cm, Madrid, Museo del Prado.

The basilica di San Pietro, today

The basilica di San Pietro, today.

4. Piazza del Porto di Ripetta

Bernardo Bellotto, View of Via di Ripetta in Rome

Bernardo Bellotto, View of Via di Ripetta in Rome, ca. 1742 – 1744, oil on canvas (87,5 x 149) cm, Düsseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast, Inv. M 246.

Chiesa di San Girolamo degli Illirici next to chiesa di San Rocco in piazza del Porto di Ripetta in Rome, at present.

Chiesa di San Girolamo degli Illirici next to chiesa di San Rocco in piazza del Porto di Ripetta in Rome, at present.

5. The Roman Forum

Circle of Claude Lorrain, View of the Campo Vaccino, Rome

Circle of Claude Gellée, called Claude Lorrain, View of the Campo Vaccino, ca. 1636-1638, oil on canvas (72 x 56) cm, Paris, Louvre Museum.

View of the Roman Forum, today

View of the Roman Forum, today.

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