Giulio Romano: 9 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Chamber of Psyche (1528) by Giulio RomanoPalazzo Te

'The painting adorning the chamber is a celebration of the Mannerist conception of art, of which Giulio Romano is champion: here he takes inspiration from the Loggia in the Villa Farnesina in Rome. Ten years after these frescos were painted -- they were condemned by Michelangelo - Giulio Romano was able to create a new captivating palace, in which none of the represented figures is the real protagonist; the two main characters seem to be lost in the vortex created by the fast paced scenes.'

Chamber of the Giants - Ceiling by Giulio RomanoPalazzo Te

'The heavens are closed, in a manner that is characteristic of Giulio Romano's art, that combines an invented reality with an artificial space.'

Exterior of Palace Te (1524) by Giulio RomanoPalazzo Te

'The genius of the painter and architect Giulio Romano, favourite pupil of Raphael, who arrived in Mantua in 1524, consists in mixing and innovating different styles from ancient buildings.'

The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist (1522-1524 (Renaissance)) by Giulio RomanoThe Walters Art Museum

'Giulio Romano completed this painting after he set up his own workshop in Rome after the death of his teacher Raphael (1483-1520).'

An Allegory of the Virtues of Federico II Gonzaga (about 1530) by Giulio Romano (Giulio Pippi)The J. Paul Getty Museum

'The numerous pentimenti in the drawing show that Giulio continued to experiment with the arrangement of the figures.'

Margherita Paleologo (1510-66) (1531) by Giulio RomanoRoyal Collection Trust, UK

'The necklace resembles one in a Giulio Romano pen and ink drawing of c.1532-5 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London), made up of cut curving tubes and knotted looped cloths, though similar necklaces are worn in contemporary paintings by Bronzino and Titian.'

North Loggia: facade on the Courtyard of Honour (1524/1534) by Giulio RomanoPalazzo Te

'Giulio Romano is mentioned in The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, making him the only artist to be explicitly referred to. In the words of the British playwright Giulio Romano is the creator of statues that come to life, and is referred to as the"rare Italian master".'

Victory, Janus, Chronos and Gaea (about 1532–1534) by Giulio Romano (Giulio Pippi)The J. Paul Getty Museum

'Giulio completed the preparatory drawings for the fresco, and his assistants then squared them for transfer to the ceiling.'

The Birth of Bacchus (Main View)The J. Paul Getty Museum

'Giulio probably did not execute the series by himself, though he probably designed them and painted selected parts.'

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