The detail of this double strip shows a parade of armed men, and the legs of horses that seem to come out of the wall. In the lower part, to the left, it is possible to recognize the Emperor on his horse leading the men, his arm raised, to lead the way. The second artistic reference of Giulio Romano is perhaps the painting depicting the great triumph with which Andrea Mantegna had adorned, a couple of decades earlier, the Palazzo di San Sebastiano. The same scene here acquires a plastic quality, and the figures, less dynamic than their painted counterparts, are turned into emblems.


  • Title: Chamber of the stuccoes
  • Creator: Francesco Primaticcio
  • Creator Lifespan: 1504/1570
  • Creator Death Place: Paris, Italy
  • Creator Birth Place: Bologna, Italy
  • Date: 1529
  • Type: Part of the Palace

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