//Daniela is based in Rome, Italy. She teaches mathematics and physics in a scientific high school. Her passion for photography was born four years ago, and it made her appreciate the arts even more than before, as it developed her eye for beauty. She shared a documentary series that she photographed at two famous art galleries in Rome.
“Art shakes the dust accumulated in everyday life from the soul. ”
What draws you to the arts?
“I visit museums almost every weekend. While I have always loved art in all its expressions and in particular ancient and contemporary visual arts, with photography I have sharpened my eye to more carefully grasp details or perspectives that enhance the feelings aroused in me in admiring the work.”
What did you like most about the series you shared?
“The rapture and bewilderment one feels in the face of beauty.”
In this series Daniela captured some scenes at the National Gallery of Modern Art and at the National Gallery of Ancient Art (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica) in Rome.
Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (National Gallery of Modern Art) was founded in 1883 and houses Italy´s contemporary works of art, as well as works by some very famous foreign artists. It is located in the Palace of Fine Arts.
The National Gallery of Ancient Art (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica) was ordered built by Pope Urban VIII, born Maffeo Barberini, in his opulent villa, which still stands. Construction finished in 1633. The National Gallery of Ancient Art shows more than 1,400 works of art of famous 13th to 18th century artists. You will recognise names such as Tiziano, El Greco, Caravaggio, Tintoretto or Raphael. Both these grand museums are worth visiting when in Rome…
Thank you for sharing your insights, Daniela.
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All photos © Daniela Casale
To see more of her photography visit Daniela´s Instagram page.