Discovering the Vatican Museums - המשך למאמרGalleries and Museums
It will take several days to explore the vast collections that the various galleries and museums display. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the collection. The Pinacoteca art gallery displays the famous Stefaneschi Triptych by Giotto. Those of you that have studied art will immediately identify the importance of this work which is considered pivotal by art historians.
The Pio Clementino Museum contains what is perhaps considered to be the most famous work of art in the world: the Sistine chapel. The Sistine chapel is only one of a total of fifty four galleries. Among the other important works the are showcased in the galleries are the statues of Constantine and Hercules, the sleeping Ariadne and the bust of Menander. There are also galleries devoted to busts, animals and masks.