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

The Holy Family (Madonna della pappa)

1560-61
Fresco
Villa Barbaro, Maser

Like the Stanza del Cane, the Stanza della Lucerna has a picture of the Holy Family as part of the iconographical program. The Madonna della pappa stresses the role of Joseph as a provident pater familias, and is closely related thematically with the allegorical ceiling fresco, which symbolizes the precedence of the eternal values of faith.




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