(b. 1527, Genova, d. 1585, Madrid)

Odysseus Slays the Suitors in His Palace

Salone, Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana, Genoa

Luca Cambiaso and Giovan Battista Castello (called Il Bergamasco) worked in 1565 and 1566 on the decoration of the Salone in the Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana. Castello designed the decorative framework, Cambiaso painted in it scenes taken from the story of Odysseus. The massive main field of the ceiling is devoted to depicting Odysseus's revenge against the suitors. This scene recalls Castello's thematically similar fresco in the Villa delle Peschiere, executed five years earlier.

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