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Giulio Romano

A pupil and main collaborator of Raphael, Giulio Romano was a great architect and painter of the Italian Renaissance and Mannerism. Sixteenth-century works: Palazzo Te in Mantua built for the Gonzaga family; the frescoes of the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche in Villa Farnesina in Rome, Palazzo d'Arco and Palazzo Ducale in Mantua.

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: view of the vault with the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, the symbolic culmination of the entire cycle.Fresco by Giovan Francesco Penni on a Raphael's draft  (1517-18).

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive depicting Mercurius.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive depicting Mercurius.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive depicting Mercurius.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive depicting Cupids with Cerberus.Drafted by Raphael, the vault has been depicted by his workshop:  Raffaellino del Colle, Giovan Francesco Penni, Giulio Romano, Giovanni da Udine ,(1517-18).

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive depicting Mercurius.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive depicting Mercurius.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive representing Jupiter consoling Cupid.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive representing Cupid and the Graces.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive depicting Psiche together with Venus and Juno.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault pendentive depicting Psyche submitting Venus the urn containing the beauty of Proserpine..Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive representing Psyche coming back from the underworld, carried by cupids.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault  pendentive depicting Venus on the cart, pulled by white doves.Fresco by  Giulio Romano on a Raphael's draft (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: one vault...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: view of the vault.In the centre, two fictive tapestries include the concluding scenes: the splendid Council of the Gods, where the unjustly persecuted girl is finally received by the gods with divine complacence, and the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, the symbolic culmination of the entire cycle.The Loggia takes its name from the decoration frescoed on the vault by Raphael and his workshop in 1517-18. The frescos represent episodes from the fable of Psyche, narrated in Apuleiu’s Golden Ass, which had already been used in the fifteenth century for nuptial imagery.To give the space a festive and theatrical feel to it, Raphael also transformed the vault of the Loggia into a pergola, adorned with magnificent hanging festoons, as though the greenery of the gardens had invaded the Villa itself. However, although the general layout of the cycle and planning of the individual scenes and figures are attributed to the intuitive genius of Raphael (proven by a number of autographic sketches), the actual completion of the designs into frescos was carried out by his numerous workshop assistants, including Giovanni Francesco Penni, Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. The latter, in particular, was the creator of the exuberant triumphal festoons.

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Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: view of the vault with the Council of the Gods, where the unjustly persecuted girl is finally received by the gods with divine complacence.Fresco by Giovan Francesco Penni on a Raphael's draft  (1517-18).

Rome, Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche: view of t...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina: view of the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche.The Loggia takes its name from the decoration frescoed on the vault by Raphael and his workshop in 1517-18. The frescos represent episodes from the fable of Psyche, narrated in Apuleiu’s Golden Ass, which had already been used in the fifteenth century for nuptial imagery.To give the space a festive and theatrical feel to it, Raphael also transformed the vault of the Loggia into a pergola, adorned with magnificent hanging festoons, as though the greenery of the gardens had invaded the Villa itself. In the centre he designed two fictive tapestries which depict the concluding scenes: the splendid Council of the Gods, where the unjustly persecuted girl is finally received by the gods with divine complacence, and the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, the symbolic culmination of the entire cycle.However, although the general layout of the cycle and planning of the individual scenes and figures are attributed to the intuitive genius of Raphael (proven by a number of autographic sketches), the actual completion of the designs into frescos was carried out by his numerous workshop assistants, including Giovanni Francesco Penni, Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. The latter, in particular, was the creator of the exuberant triumphal festoons.

Rome, Villa Farnesina: view of the Loggia of Cupid and Psych...

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Rome, Villa Farnesina: view of the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche.The Loggia takes its name from the decoration frescoed on the vault by Raphael and his workshop in 1517-18. The frescos represent episodes from the fable of Psyche, narrated in Apuleiu’s Golden Ass, which had already been used in the fifteenth century for nuptial imagery.To give the space a festive and theatrical feel to it, Raphael also transformed the vault of the Loggia into a pergola, adorned with magnificent hanging festoons, as though the greenery of the gardens had invaded the Villa itself. In the centre he designed two fictive tapestries which depict the concluding scenes: the splendid Council of the Gods, where the unjustly persecuted girl is finally received by the gods with divine complacence, and the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, the symbolic culmination of the entire cycle.However, although the general layout of the cycle and planning of the individual scenes and figures are attributed to the intuitive genius of Raphael (proven by a number of autographic sketches), the actual completion of the designs into frescos was carried out by his numerous workshop assistants, including Giovanni Francesco Penni, Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. The latter, in particular, was the creator of the exuberant triumphal festoons.

Rome, Villa Farnesina: view of the Loggia of Cupid and Psych...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence):  EasternFaçade.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): il Cortile d'Onore (the Courtyard of Honour), seen from the Loggia delle Muse (the Loggia of Muses).

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): il Cortile...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'Onore (the Courtyard of Honour): grotesque mask on the portal which leads into the garden.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'Onore (the Courtyard of Honour): the portal which leads into the garden.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'O...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'Onore (the Courtyard of Honour): detail of a tromp l'oeil fresco on the Northern side which represents a fake window.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'O...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'Onore (the Courtyard of Honour): detail of a tromp l'oeil fresco on the Northern side which represents a fake window and a bird cage.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'O...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'Onore (the Courtyard of Honour): detail of a tromp l'oeil fresco on the Northern side which represents a fake window.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'O...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'Onore (the Courtyard of Honour): detail of a tromp l'oeil fresco on the Northern side which represents a fake window and a girl holding a vase of flowers.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'O...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'Onore (the Courtyard of Honour): the Loggia of the Muses.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Cortile d'O...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the entrance (West) in the Cortile d'Onore (Courtyard of Honour).

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the Cortile d'Onore (Courtyard of Honour), towards the entrance (westwards).

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the Cortile d'Onore (Courtyard of Honour), towards the entrance (westwards).

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): the Eastern Façade that faces the garden.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): the Eastern...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Easternfaçade : view of the he main entrance portal.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Easternfaçade : view of the he main entrance portal.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Western Façade.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): detail  of the Northern and  Easterncorner.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the Northern and Western sides.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): detail  of the Northern side with bas-relief representing some griffins.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): detail of...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): detail  of the Northern side with a bas-relief representing King David.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): detail of...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): detail  of the Northern side with bas-reliefs representing King David and two griffins.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): detail  of the Northern side.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te: view of the northern façade.

Mantua, Palazzo Te: view of the northern façade.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera delle Vittorie (Chamber of the Victories), painting by Agostino da Mozzanica (1528): detail of the coffered ceiling.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera delle Vittorie (Chamber of the Victories), painting by Agostino da Mozzanica (1528): detail of the coffered ceiling with woman hanging out a shirt.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera delle Vittorie (Chamber of the Victories), painting by Agostino da Mozzanica (1528): detail of the coffered ceiling with woman picking fleas out of a child's hair.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera delle Vittorie (Chamber of the Victories), painting by Agostino da Mozzanica (1528): detail of the coffered ceiling with woman and vase of carnations on a balcony.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera delle Vittorie (Chamber of the Victories), paintings by Agostino da Mozzanica (1528): detail of the coffered ceiling with woman combing her hair.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera delle Vittorie (Chamber of the Victories): the coffered ceiling with paintings by Agostino da Mozzanica (1528).

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camerino delle Grottesche (Small Chamber of Grotesques): the vault.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera degli Imperatori (Chamber of the Emperors), the vault:  detail of a fresco with portrait of Julius Caesar.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera degli Imperatori (Chamber of the Emperors), the North West Corner: the endeavour of the salamander.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera degl...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera degli Imperatori (Chamber of the Emperors): view of the chamber with a fresco portraying Julius Caesar.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), Camera degli Imperatori (Chamber of the Emperors), the vault fresco: the central scene is dedicated to the episode regarding Caesar who orders to burn Pompey's letters. This episode was told by Pliny as example of absolute militar correctness.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the Loggia of David from the garden.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the Loggia of David, which faces the garden and the fish ponds.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): view of the...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): plaster bas-relief by Francesco Primatccio, representing Mercury in front of Jupiter, Juno and Neptune.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): plaster bas-relief by Francesco Primatccio, representing Jupiter, who  turned into a bull, kidnaps Europa.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): plaster bas-relief by Francesco Primatccio, representing Pluto kidnapping Proserpine.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): plaster bas-relief by Francesco Primatccio, representing Neptune who kidnaps Amphitrite.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): detail with eagle.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): detail with eagle.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): view of the Eastern wall.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): view of the Southern wall.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): view of the  Easternwall.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room): view of the Northern wall.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera dell...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): Camera delle Aquile (the Chamber of the Eagles) or Phaeton's Chamber (Federico Gonzaga's private room), the vault: at the centre, the fresco by Giulio Romano representing Phaeton falling from his chariot. Around the central octagon, the vault is divided into eight lunettes with playful putts by plaster vine branches, realized by Primaticcio.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala dei Cavalli (Hall of the Horses), the coffered ceiling: one of the 15 lacunars. This one represent the Mount Olympus device (emblem).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala dei Cavalli (Hall of the Horses), the coffered ceiling: in some of 15 lacunars we recognize roses and the Mount Olympus device (emblem). In the pentagon-shaped mirrors the device of the salamander is represented.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala dei Cavalli (Hall of the Horses): the coffered ceiling. In the 15 lacunars we recognize roses and the Mount Olympus device (emblem). In the pentagon-shaped mirrors the device of the salamander is represented.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala dei C...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del Sole e della Luna (Chamber of the Sun and the Moon), the vault:  detail with plaster figure inside a lozenge.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del Sole e della Luna (Chamber of the Sun and the Moon), the vault:  detail with plaster figure inside a lozenge.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del Sole e della Luna (Chamber of the Sun and the Moon), the vault:  detail with plaster figure inside a lozenge.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del Sole e della Luna (Chamber of the Sun and the Moon), the vault:  detail with plaster figure inside a lozenge.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del Sole e della Luna (Chamber of the Sun and the Moon), the vault:  detail with plaster figure inside a lozenge.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del Sole e della Luna (Chamber of the Sun and the Moon), the vault:  detail with plaster figure inside a lozenge.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del Sole e della Luna (Chamber of the Sun and the Moon), the vault:  detail with plaster figure inside a lozenge.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Camera del Sole e della Luna (Chamber of the Sun and the Moon): ceiling representing the chariots of the Sun and of the Moon, driven by Diana and Apollo. Fresco based on Giulio Romano's project and painted by Francesco Primaticcio in 1527 - 1528.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), the entrance atrium (hall): detail of a rough stone column.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence), the entrance atrium (hall): detail of a rough stone column.

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): the vault of the entrance atrium (hall).

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): the vault o...

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): the entrance atrium (hall).

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Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): the entrance atrium (hall).

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's Summer residence): the entranc...

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Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assumption of Mary". In the central panel of the vault: "Coronation of Mary". Frescoes by Francesco Torbido on drawings by Giulio Romano, 1534.

Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assump...

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Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assumption of Mary". In the central panel of the vault: "Coronation of Mary". Frescoes by Francesco Torbido on drawings by Giulio Romano, 1534.

Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assump...

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Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assumption of Mary". In the panels of the vault: "Nativity, Coronation, and Purification of Mary". Frescoes by Francesco Torbido on drawings by Giulio Romano, 1534.

Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assump...

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Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assumption of Mary". Frescoes by Francesco Torbido on drawings by Giulio Romano, 1534.

Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assump...

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Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assumption of Mary". In the panels of the vault: "Nativity, Coronation, and Purification of Mary". Frescoes by Francesco Torbido on drawings by Giulio Romano, 1534.

Verona, Duomo, interior: apse. In the apsidal basin: "Assump...

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 Mantua, Palazzo D'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the Zodiac): the astrological sign of Virgo. Fresco by Giovan Maria Falconetto, about 1515. Detail.

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 Mantua, Palazzo D'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the Zodiac): the astrological sign of Virgo. Fresco by Giovan Maria Falconetto, about 1515.

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 Mantua, Palazzo D'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the Zodiac): the astrological sign of Leo, with Diana standing on seven steps, two deers and a satyr as on a sarcophagus in Bleinhaim Palace. In the background, the Arco degli Argentari in Rome and Hercules struggling against the Nemean lion. Fresco by Giovan Maria Falconetto, about 1515.

Mantua, Palazzo D'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the...

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 Mantua, Palazzo D'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the Zodiac): the astrological sign of Leo, with Diana standing on seven steps, two deers and a satyr as on a sarcophagus in Bleinhaim Palace. In the background, the Arco degli Argentari in Rome and Hercules struggling against the Nemean lion. Fresco by Giovan Maria Falconetto, about 1515.

Mantua, Palazzo D'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the...

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 Mantua, Palazzo D'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the Zodiac): the astrological sign of Gemini. Detail of the frescoes by Giovan Maria Falconetto, about 1515.

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 Mantua, Palazzo D'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the Zodiac): the astrological sign of Gemini, with the Argonauts, following the goddess Fortuna, who arrive at Neptune's temple (section of Basilica St. Vitale in Ravenna). Leda and the swan. In the foreground: two men. Fresco by Giovan Maria Falconetto, about 1515.

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 Mantua, Palazzo D'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the Zodiac): the astrological sign of Cancer, with Hercules slaying the Lernaean Hydra while Juno observes him. in the background: the Colosseum (Coliseum). Fresco by Giovan Maria Falconetto, about 1515.

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 Mantua; Palazzo D'Arco: view of the Sala dello Zodiaco (Chamber of the Zodiac). Frescoes by Giovan Maria Falconetto, about 1515.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): detail representing a battle. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy), detail of the frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539): Ajax impaled with a flash of fire on a sharp rock.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): The Judgement of Paris. Detail of the frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): Ecuba's dream. Detail of the frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy):  The Abduction of Helen, detail of the frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): detail representing a battle. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): detail representing a battle. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): detail of the frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539). Aeneas knocked down by Diomedes.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): detail representing a battle. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): detail representing a battle. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence); Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): Ajax protects Patroclus's corpse during the battle of Troy. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence); Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): Ajax protects Patroclus's corpse during the battle of Troy. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): Hephaestus (Vulcan) forges Achiles' weapons. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): Laocoön and his sons attacked by serpents. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia (Chamber of Troy): Thetis gives Achilles the weapons forged by Hephaestus (Vulcan). Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala of Troia (Chamber of Troy): The Trojan horse. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga's residence), Sala di Troia, view of the room. Frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1538 - 1539). The frescoes represent the story of the town.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala dei Giganti (Chamber of the Giants): view of the West wall. Frescoes by Giulio Romano (1526 - 1528).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala dei Giganti (Chamber of the Giants): view of the vault with Zeus who, surrounded by other gods of Olympus, flings lightnings against the Giants and destructing them. Frescoes by Giulio Romano (1526 - 1528).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala dei Giganti (Chamber of the Giants): view of the vault and the south and West walls. Detail representing Zeus who, surrounded by other gods of Olympus, flings lightnings against the Giants and destructing them. Frescoes by Giulio Romano (1526 - 1528).

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche): west wall. Detail with Bacchus (Dionysos) and Ariadne. Frescoes by Giulio Romano (1526 - 1528) who got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche): north wall. At the centre, Bacchus (Dionysos) and Ariadne, on the left Adonis bathing, on the right Venus and Mars. Frescoes by Giulio Romano (1526 - 1528) who got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche): East wall, detail with Aci and the nymph Galatea. Frescoes by Giulio Romano (1526 - 1528) who got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche): east wall. At the centre, Polyphemus, on the left Zeus and Olympia, on the right Pasiphaë. Frescoes by Giulio Romano (1526 - 1528) who got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche): West wall, detail of Cupid and Psyche's wedding banquet . Frescoes by Giulio Romano (1526 - 1528) who got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche: view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault with Psyche's punishment.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche: view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault with Psyche spring heaps of seeds as asked by Venus.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche: view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault with "the search of the golden wool".

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te  (Residenza estiva dei Gonzaga), Sala di Amore e Psiche: view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault with Psyche begging Juno.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Residenza estiva dei Gonzaga), Sala di...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche: view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault: lunette representing

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Am...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche: view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault: lunette representing Venus who obtains Mercury's availability from Zeus.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche: view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault with Venus scolding Eros.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche: view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault: lunette representing Psyche who asks Ceres to help her.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche: view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault: lunette representing Ceres and Juno defending Eros.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche):  the vault, with paintings by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault with Psyche enlightening Eros who is sleeping.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche):  the vault, with paintings by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault with young women and grapes.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche): the vault, with paitings by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.Detail of the vault with sleeping Psyche, satyr and grapes.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Am...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche): view of the vault, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Am...

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala di Amore e Psiche (Chamber of Cupid and Psyche): view of the room, with frescoes by Giulio Romano and his assistants (1526 - 1528). Giulio Romano got his inspiration from Apuleius' Metamorphoses.

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 Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala dei Cavalli (Hall of the Horses): view of the room, with frescoes by Rinaldo Mantovano and Benedetto Pagni (1525 - 1527).

Mantua, Palazzo Te (Gonzaga's summer residence), Sala dei C...

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 Parma, San Secondo, Rocca Dei Rossi, Hall of Circe: The frescoed ceiling with a representation of the Homeric myth of Circe who turns into monsters the companions of Ulysses to force the hero to stay on the island. By an unknown author, probably a pupil of Giulio Romano.

Parma, San Secondo, Rocca Dei Rossi, Hall of Circe: The fre...