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


Villa Barbaro, Maser

In the Stanza del Lucerna there are once again two pairs of allegorical figures, on the one side Prudence with her traditional attribute, the mirror; leaning on her is an older man with the attributes of Hercules, a lion's skin and a club, who is the personification of Manly Virtue. On the other side is the curious image of a man who has put a bridle on a woman. The bridle and measuring rod are the attributes of Nemesis, thus in this allegory the man assumes the role of Nemesis.