Leonardo’s "St. John the Baptist" at the Palazzo Venezia

On exhibit in Rome until the end of January is Leonardo’s Saint John the Baptist, on loan from the Louvre in Paris.  If you’re in Rome, swing on by the Palazzo Venezia and have a look at this exquisite work of art.  The painting is part of a larger exhibition, entitled Il Potere e la Grazia. I Santi Patroni d´Europa (Power and Grace: Patron Saints of Europe).

Leonardo painted and finished so few paintings, and that when there’s an opportunity to see some of his work, you should jump at the chance! If you’ve ever been to Paris, you know that getting into the Louvre and seeing all you want to see can be difficult to do.  Now you can see this superb work of art in a less crowded setting.

This exhibit is free. The Palazzo Venezia is open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM, and it is closed Mondays. It is pretty easy to find and reach and is located at Via del Plebiscito, 118 in Rome. –Map It With Google Maps

You can read more about the exhibit here from La Repubblica:

 photo credit: work of art depicted in this image and the reproduction thereof are in the public domain worldwide. The reproduction is part of a collection of reproductions compiled by The Yorck Project. The compilation copyright is held by Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.