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

View of the Sala a Crociera

1560-61
Fresco
Villa Barbaro, Maser

Illusionistic fantastic landscapes in the Sala a Crociera, framed by painted arcades and columns, establish a dialog with those windows out of which one can see out onto landscape of the nearer surroundings.

The vaults, whitewashed in the nineteenth century, were originally configured as a fictive pergola.




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