Taylor is a sophomore Hunt Leadership Scholar and New Century Scholar who is participating in SMU-in-Italy: Arts and Culture during summer 2012. She looks forward to gaining knowledge about many works, paintings and buildings that have contributed to the current interpretation of art in Italy and throughout the world.
YOLIO - You Only Live in Italy Once. That sure has been our motto for this trip! After planes, trains, and automobiles, we feel that we have truly conquered Italy within a period of four weeks. Last week as a class we traveled to Rome to visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican. As part of the SMU study abroad program, we were able to have a private tour of the museum as well as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. The guards even let us admire the ceiling of the chapel while lying down! In addition, I loved viewing Raphael’s School of Athens within the museum. It is amazing how grand this painting is! As for drawing class, we spent several days drawing [...]