Frescoes in the Villa Emo, Fanzolo di Vedelago (1564-66)
by Giovanni Battista ZELOTTI

The residential complex of the Emo family in Fanzolo was built between 1554 and 1561 by Andrea Palladio. The decoration of the interior, seven rooms and the central hall, was commissioned by Leonardo Emo, a Venetian patrician, from Giovanni Battista Zelotti. The subject matter of the fresco cycle is the fecundity of the earth and conjugal union, which, together, constitute the solid foundation of a family's prosperity. Every room has a fresco above the door in imitation of a painting on canvas, and each of theses frescoes features a Christian subject that corresponds to the ancient gods.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Wall in the Central Hall
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

1100*1222
True Color
235 Kb



Wall in the Central Hall
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

1124*1200
True Color
236 Kb



Wall in the Central Hall
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

1300*841
True Color
204 Kb



Wall in the Central Hall (detail)
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

1028*1300
True Color
257 Kb



Wall in the Central Hall (detail)
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

1110*1100
True Color
216 Kb



Decoration in the Hall of the Arts (detail)
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

1046*1400
True Color
255 Kb



Decoration in the Hall of the Arts (detail)
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

1029*1400
True Color
203 Kb



View of the Hall of Venus
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

1049*1000
True Color
181 Kb



Decoration in rooms of grotesques (detail)
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

900*1244
True Color
200 Kb



Decoration in rooms of grotesques (detail)
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

900*1208
True Color
180 Kb



Vault of the vestibule
1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

1000*1026
True Color
209 Kb




Paintings by Giovanni Battista ZELOTTI
Frescoes in the Villa Godi (1561-65)
Frescoes in the Villa Emo (1564-66)
Various paintings