VERONESE, Paolo
(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Illusory Door

1560-61
Fresco
Villa Barbaro, Maser

In the Sala a Crociera (Cross-Shaped Room) the theme of music and dance is represented by eight music-making figures, a pair of them flanking each of the illusory doors in the transept vestibules through which visitors appear to enter the room.