Ghigo Roli photographer


Perspectives

The representation of perspective space in art. Painted architectures, trompe-l'oeil, anamorphosis, "sfondato" and other virtuous illusions in painting from antiquity to the present day. Frescoes by Bergamasco, Tiepolo, Veronese, Andrea Pozzo, Carlo Santner, Giovan Battista Carlone, Andrea Ansaldo, Valerio Castello, Baldassarre Peruzzi and many others.

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Genoa, Church of St. Luke, frescoes in the choir and in the apse: "St.Luke's preach" "St Luke portrays the Vergin and shows her her image", by Domenico Piola and Antonio Maria Huffier, 1695.

Genoa, Church of St. Luke, frescoes in the choir and in the...

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Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato: view of the nave.

Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato: view of the n...

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Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, the chapter on the right of the greatest one: the dome with frescoes by Giovanni Battista Carlone.

Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, the chapter o...

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Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, the transept:  the dome with the "Assumption of Mary". Fresco by Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo, 1635 - 1638.

Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, the transept:...

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Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, the transept:  the dome with the "Assumption of Mary". Fresco by Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo, 1635 - 1638.

Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, the transept:...

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Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, apse, the choir apse basin with illusionistic architecture, scenes of the Life of Mary the Virgin: the Annunciation. Fresco by Giulio Benso, 1637-38.

Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, apse, the cho...

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Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, apse, the choir apse basin with illusionistic architecture, scenes of the Life of Mary the Virgin: the Annunciation. Fresco by Giulio Benso, 1637-38.

Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, apse, the cho...

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Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, apse: the choir apse basin with illusionistic architecture. Scenes of the Life of Mary the Virgin (Annunciation, Assumption). Frescoes by Giulio Benso, 1637-38.

Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, apse: the cho...

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Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, apse: the choir apse basin with illusionistic architecture. Scenes of the Life of Mary the Virgin (Annunciation, Assumption). Frescoes by Giulio Benso, 1637-38.

Genoa, Basilica of SS. Annunziata del Vastato, apse: the cho...

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Genoa, Palazzo Balbi Senarega,: the Loggia with frescoes "Olympian Divinities" and "The Rape of Proserpina" by Valerio Castello e Andrea Sighizzi.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Balbi Senarega,: the Loggia with frescoes "Ol...

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Genoa, Palazzo Balbi Senarega, the Loggia, the vault: fresco "Olympian Divinities" and "The Rape of Proserpina" by Valerio Castello e Andrea Sighizzi.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Balbi Senarega, the Loggia, the vault: fresco...

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Genoa, Palazzo Balbi Senarega, the Hall on the second floor: the vault painted as a false hall with columns  "The Chariot of the Time and the four ages of Man", fresco by Valerio Castello e Andrea Sighizzi, 1657/58.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Balbi Senarega, the Hall on the second floor:...

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Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo):  Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family: the vault with "Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures", fresco by Valerio Castello and Giovanni Maria Mariani, 1755.Detail.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo): Hall o...

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Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo):  Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family: the vault with "Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures", fresco by Valerio Castello and Giovanni Maria Mariani, 1755.Detail.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo): Hall o...

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Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo):  Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family: the vault with "Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures", fresco by Valerio Castello and Giovanni Maria Mariani, 1755.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo): Hall o...

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Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo):  Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family: the vault with "Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures", fresco by Valerio Castello and Giovanni Maria Mariani, 1755.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo): Hall o...

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Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo):  Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family: the vault with "Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures", fresco by Valerio Castello and Giovanni Maria Mariani, 1755.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Reale (former Palazzo Balbi Durazzo): Hall o...

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Savona,  Località Santuario, Santuario di Nostra Signora Madonna della Misericordia: the Chapel of Crocetta.  Detail of the vault  with a bird-eye perspective of the Sanctuary. Frescoes by Bartolomeo Guidobono ed Enrico Haffner, 1679 - 1680.

Savona, Località Santuario, Santuario di Nostra Signora Mad...

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Savona,  Località Santuario, Santuario di Nostra Signora Madonna della Misericordia: the Chapel of Crocetta. The vault is frescoed with a bird-eye perspective of the Sanctuary. Frescoes by Bartolomeo Guidobono ed Enrico Haffner, 1679 - 1680.

Savona, Località Santuario, Santuario di Nostra Signora Mad...

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Savona, Località Santuario, Santuario di Nostra Signora Madonna della Misericordia, the Chapel of Crocetta: the vault with a bird-eye perspective of the Sanctuary. Frescoes by Bartolomeo Guidobono ed Enrico Haffner, 1679 - 1680.

Savona, Località Santuario, Santuario di Nostra Signora Mado...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale): sketch for the vault of the Great Hall. Oil painting by Gregorio De Ferrari, 1689.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale), the Hall of the Spring: the ceiling with the allegory of the Spring, Venus seducing Mars. Fresco by Gregorio De Ferrari e Antonio Maria Haffner (1686 - 87).World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Palazzo Rosso, sala dell' Estate, volta:  "Allegoria dell' 'Estate", affresco di Gregorio De Ferrari e Antonio Maria Haffner.

Palazzo Rosso, sala dell' Estate, volta: "Allegoria dell' '...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale), the Hall of the Autumn: the ceiling with the allegory of the Autumn, Bacchus. Fresco by Domenico Piola (1687-8).World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale), the Hall of the Winter: the ceiling with the allegory of the Winter,  the cold winds  (Eurus or the Levant, the Bora, the Austro), the Hunting and the Carnival. Fresco by Domenico Piola (1687-8).World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale): the Loggia of Diana o of the ruins. Frescoes by  Paolo Gerolamo Piola and helpers which represent the myth of Diana/Selene (the Moon) and Endymion in a false landscape of a classical palace in ruins (1689).World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale): the Loggia of Diana o of the ruins. Frescoes by  Paolo Gerolamo Piola and helpers which represent the myth of Diana/Selene (the Moon) and Endymion in a false landscape of a classical palace in ruins (1689).World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale), the Hall of the Human Life: the vault with "The Allegory of Human Life". Frescoes by Giovanni Andrea Carlone (1691 - 92).Detail with the Fates.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale), the Hall of the Human Life: the vault with "The Allegory of Human Life". Frescoes by Giovanni Andrea Carlone (1691 - 92). Detail of the vault with the Old Age and the Prudence with the mirror.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale), the Hall of the Human Life: the vault with "The Allegory of Human Life". Frescoes by Giovanni Andrea Carlone (1691 - 92). Detail of the vault with the  Prudence (with the mirror).World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale), the Hall of the Human Life: the vault with "The Allegory of Human Life". Frescoes by Giovanni Andrea Carlone (1691 - 92). Detail of the vault with the Old Age.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...

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Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Maria Brignole Sale), the Hall of the Human Life: the vault with "The Allegory of Human Life". Frescoes by Giovanni Andrea Carlone (1691 - 92). Detail of the vault with the Old Age.World Heritage UNESCO.

Genoa, Palazzo Rosso (former Palazzo Rodolfo e Francesco Mar...