CRESPI, Giuseppe Maria
(b. 1665, Bologna, d. 1747, Bologna)

Assembly of the Gods (detail)

c. 1700
Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna

In the Sala dell'Olimpo Stagioni of the Pepoli family palace, the subject of Crespi' ceiling is an assembly of gods dominated by a Jupiter enthroned in clouds. The inner circle of gods includes the very prominent war god Mars, who is extending toward Jupiter a helmet adorned with red and blue feathers.