Museo VFR-Frescoed ballroom

Pietro Liberi1652/1652


Milano, Italy

Alvise Foscarini decided to decorate the ballroom in 1652 to remember the wedding between his son Giovanni Battista and the Venetian noble Chiara Soranzo, happened the year before.
The perspective author was the renowned painter of trompel?oeil Domenico de?Bruni from Brescia, who signed the cartouches (on the east wall). He also added on them the date (west wall) and mentioned the aim of the place (north and south walls): ?ANIMI RELAXANDI GRATIA AMICORUM COMUNIA? that means: ?to relax the souls? at friends? disposal?. Instead, the painter of the allegories was the Venetian Pietro Liberi, who was appreciated by his contemporaries for his atmospheres inspired by Veronese and his licentious representations of naked women with their smooth and sensual skins.


  • Title: Museo VFR-Frescoed ballroom
  • Creator: Pietro Liberi and Domenico De Bruni
  • Date Created: 1652/1652
  • Location Created: Villa Foscarini Rossi Shoe Museum

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