20th September 2015 at Appia Antica, II Miglio, Via Cecilia Metella
This is the second initiative of Arts in Rome Association, with the aim to approach the art lovers to Museums, Galleries and Churches, studying the Masterpieces, their history, drawing it with the help of Antonio Finelli Certificate Drawing Tutor
“The Queen of the Long Roads” (Appia teritur regina longarum viarum) this is how was called the Appia Antica Way, the most important Roman roads of the ancient republic reach of roman ruins.
The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia, in southeast Italy. Its importance is indicated by its common name, recorded by Statius:
- Appia teritur regina longarum viarum
- “the Appian way is the queen of the long roads”
The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC during the Samnite Wars. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appian_Way)
When and How
We meet Sunday 20th of September at 13:30 in front of the Basilica of St.Sebastian Fuori le Mura (Catacombe) each one equipped with a sketchpad, pencil and eraser.
We’ll visit the Basilica and, thanks to an exceptional authorization from the Parish Office, we’ll can sketch the famous Bernini’s busto titled “Salvator Mundi”.
Then we continue with the walk by feet along the Appia Antica Way to get to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella. We sit on the park in front of it and we start again to draw the landscape.
The teacher Antonio Finelli (www.antoniofinelliarte.it) will give you some hints of perspective and proportion.
The event will end at 17:00
Date: 20 th September 2016 at 13.30
Location: Via Appia Antica, Basilica S. Sebastiano Fuori le Mura
Info call: +39 328 1424 151
Path: total about 1,200 meters
Duration: about 3 hours
Inputs: Basilica of Saint Sebastian Outside the Walls, and Villa Circus of Maxentius.
How you get to: http://www.parcoappiaantica.it/en/testi.asp?l1=1&l2=2&l3=1&l4=0
A way to spend an afternoon in a spirit of Art