VERONESE, Paolo
(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Muse with Lyre

1560-61
Fresco
Villa Barbaro, Maser

As in most villas by Palladio, the interiors of the Villa Barbaro contain few architectural features as articulation, which is effected by paintings instead. The life-size Muses, who appear to be stepping out of niches, are part of the painted decoration as are the architecture, landscapes and the occasional children.




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