(b. ca. 1499, Roma, d. 1546, Mantova)

View of the Sala di Troia

Sala di Troia, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua

Giulio Romano violates the accepted rules of perspective in his ceiling fresco for the Sala di Troia in the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua: it lies well above the viewers' eye level, but nonetheless presents them with a view of the terrain on which the action takes place. It is a concept that would surely have been unthinkable even a few years earlier, and it was only taken up again to any significant extent during the Baroque period.

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