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

Fortune

1560-61
Fresco
Villa Barbaro, Maser

The ceiling painting in the Stanza del Cane shows that fortune cannot be obtained by force: a crowned figure accompanied by a lion tries to wrest the cornucopia from Fortune, who is seated on a globe, while a third figure turns aside, concealing a knife in her breast. A possible interpretation of these figures could be that they represent Pride and Deceit.




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