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

Portrait of Almorò Barbaro

1560-61
Fresco
Villa Barbaro, Maser

In the Sala dell'Olimpo, Veronese configured the lower part of the vault as a loggia, and standing the balustrade of this loggia are various figures dressed in contemporary clothing. Two sons of Marcantonio and Giustiniana Giustiniani, Almorò, born in 1548 and Daniele, born in 1551, appear in the loggia, Almorò shown reading, Daniele attempting the hold back the dog that is determined to chase after the monkey climbing at the centre of the balustrade.




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