COLONNA, Angelo Michele
(b. 1604, Rovenna, d. 1687, Bologna)
View of the Udienza Pubblica1639-41
Fresco and stucco
Palazzo Pitti, Florence
This salon on the first floor of the Palazzo Pitti has wall decorations by Angelo Michele Colonna and Agostino Mitelli. The decoration shows trompe-l'oeil architectural perspectives ("paneling").
In the Palazzo Pitti commission the Colonna-Mitelli collaboration developed a successful model that the pair was able to translate to other situations. The best example of this is the painting, from a few years later, in the salone of the d'Este summer residence in Sassuolo, near Modena.