BALESTRA, Antonio
(b. 1666, Verona, d. 1740, Verona)

The Abduction of Helen (detail)

1738
Fresco
Villa Pompei Carlotti, Illasi

The two protagonists stage a charming minuet, moving toward the boat that awaits them. They are enveloped by the soft light of the sky, traversed by puffy clouds. The stillness of the scene as a whole is enlivened by a gust of wind that reveals the softness of the drapery.




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