(b. 1655, Venezia, d. 1730, Villabona)

Angelica and Medorus

Villa Zenobio, Santa Bona Nuova

The picture shows one of the scenes on the walls of the entrance portego.

The three white faux-rocaille frames that occupy the spaces between the columns contain scenes of poetic-mythological love stories. In the first compartment Angelica and Medorus, the two lovers taken from Ludovico Ariosto's epic poem Orlando Furioso, are shown at the moment when Angelica is about to carve both their names in the bark of a tree, an act that will lead to Orlando's madness.

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