FALCONETTO, Giovanni Maria
(b. 1468, Verona, d. 1535, Padova)

Loggia Odeon Cornaro


The painter Falconetto later turned to architecture and worked mostly in Padua, in the service of Alvise Cornaro, an influential humanist and architect who is credited with introducing the Roman Renaissance style to northern Italy. Examples of Falconetto's work include the Odeon and Loggia (1524) in Cornaro's Palazzo Giustiniani. The Loggia was created for theatrical performances; the Odeon was devoted to musical entertainment and is decorated by frescoes, grotesques and stuccoes.