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[Photo Journal] Paintings at the Sistine Chapel in Rome


Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Artwork at the Sistine Chapel in Rome

Last year, my family and I visited Rome. Apart from seeing the ruins and the Colosseum, we also went on a Sistine Chapel tour. Here are some paintings found inside. Enjoy!

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” 
― Vincent van Gogh

“You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.” 
― Rick Riordan

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” 
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” 
― Frida Kahlo

“Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.” 
― Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” 
― Edward Hopper

“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.” 
― Pablo Picasso

“The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness.” 
― Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Singapore. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she serves as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads or meeting up with her book club friends, she is smashing that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life.

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