(b. 1591, Cento, d. 1666, Bologna)

Ceiling painting (detail)

Casino dell'Aurora, Villa Boncompagni Ludovisi, Rome

The ceiling painting in Sala della Fama, the central hall on the second floor, is entirely allegorical. The central picture is designed as a fictive opening with only a few figures. In the centre hovers the personification of Fame in billowing robes, holding in her outstretched hands an extremely long trumpet and an olive branch as a symbol of peace.

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