CROSATO, Giovanni Battista
(b. ca. 1685, Treviso, d. 1758, Venezia)

Alexander before the Corpse of Darius

Villa Marcello, Levada di Piombino Dese

This scene is one the two scenes on the entrance wall flanking the door to the ballroom. In this scene the theatrical gesture of the Macedonian king, who uses his own red cloak to cover the body of the Persian enemy on the ground before him, killed by his soldiers, who now look on, immobile, is highly melodramatic.