I spent a large part of my day today in the main branch of the National Museum of Rome. The museum houses many preserved frescoes from the Villa of Livia, the wife of Augustus, found in Prima Porta. We focused on the influence of Roman art on the Renaissance, particularly looking at the relationship between pictorial space and naturalism. I found the mosaics to be particularly beautiful. Time and time again, I am drawn to the Roman representations of women. The draping of their clothes fascinate me, as well as their dramatic poses.