Chamber of the giants

Giulio Romano1532

Palazzo Te

Palazzo Te
Mantova, Italy

The Giants, colossal figures painted as hungry peasants intent on lifting the mounts and throwing them against the cupola of the rulers, appear in many places of the painting, being at the same time buried under the rocks they are trying to upturn. The story illustrates mythological episodes taken from Latin literature, but what is important here is the dynamism of the scene, that translates the violence of the rebels into a continuous rotating movement: the Giants are destined to fall into the bowels of the earth.

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  • Title: Chamber of the giants
  • Creator: Giulio Romano
  • Date: 1532
  • Type: Part of the Palace