SALVIATI, Giuseppe
(b. ca. 1520, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, d. ca. 1575, Venezia).

Pallas Athene between Fortune and Virtue

Oil on canvas
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice

This tondo is in the second row on the ceiling of the reading room in Libreria Marciana. It represents the Mannerist style of Central Italy, with imposingly contrived movements and poses.