Mantegna's House


Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

This is the most prestigious fresco inside the House: a sun shining over a grid made of rings of various colours, such as azure and yellow: the sky and light. In between the rays of light a scroll is visible, with the motto “Par un desir”. Everything here is a reference to the Bridal Chamber in the Ducal Palace, where we can find a similar motif with rings. The writing, also a reference to Ludovico Gonzaga, alludes to man’s intense desire which is fortified by willpower.


  • Title: Mantegna's House
  • Date Created: 1496

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