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Chamber of the giants

Giulio Romano1532

Palazzo Te

Palazzo Te
Mantova, Italy

In a curious but coherent way, the sky ends behind Jupiter's canopy just as a vault would. The heavens are closed, in a manner that is characteristic of Giulio Romano's art, that combines an invented reality with an artificial space. The twelve columns, almost hidden by a cloud, support the imaginary part of the cupola and trace another circle, a third one with respect to the one formed by the clouds and the one created by the canopy. The result is a celestial chart, that the Giants intend to destroy.

Details

  • Title: Chamber of the giants
  • Creator: Giulio Romano
  • Creator Lifespan: 1499/1546
  • Creator Death Place: Mantova, Italy
  • Creator Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Date: 1532
  • Type: Part of the Palace

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