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

Landscape

1560-61
Fresco
Villa Barbaro, Maser

The walls in the Sala dell'Olimpo are punctuated by Corinthian columns, which, along each of the long sides enclose landscapes depicting river views and ruins of classical buildings. Veronese derived the landscapes from a series of engravings published in 1551 by Hieronymus Cock, and from others published in 1561 by the Vicenzan artist Battista Pittoni.




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