Left Tympanum, Apollo

Stanislao Somazzi1775

Teatro Bibiena

Teatro Bibiena

The work that appears above the dedicatory plaque, placed over the fireplace, shows two winged male figures holding up a large crown. The one on the left bears the emblem of the city of Mantua, the one on the right is standing next to a book, a compass, a goniometer, a palm leaf. It is evident that here that what is being celebrated is the intellectual union between the genius of the birthplace of Virgil and the genius of the Academy, the institution that presides over the sciences and the arts. The modeled stucco is particularly charming and expressive. Worth noting is the presence in the room of stucco reliefs, smaller, dedicated to different sciences and the fine arts.


  • Title: Left Tympanum, Apollo
  • Creator: Stanislao Somazzi
  • Creator Lifespan: 1700-01-01/1700-01-01
  • Creator Death Place: Unknown
  • Creator Birth Place: Unknown
  • Date: 1775
  • Type: Building

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