CARLONE, Carlo Innocenzo
(b. 1686, Scaria, d. 1775, Como)

Court scene with imaginary architecture

Villa Lechi, Montirone

The picture shows the spectacular decoration of the ballroom in the Villa Lechi in Montirone near Brescia. The figures are only decorative staffage in the dominant painted architecture. In this reinterpretation of the wall as a theatrical space, the only stagelike feature is the architecture.