ZELOTTI, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1526, Verona, d. 1578, Mantova)

View of the Hall of the Muses

Villa Godi Malinverni, Lonedo di Lugo Vicentino

The room dedicated to the Muses is highly theatrical. The ceiling seems to be held up by gigantic caryatids that appear on the walls. Muses with poets appear in the spaces between the caryatids, while personifications of rivers loom over the entrance doors. The contribution of Battista del Moro in the decoration of this room is suggested by recent critics.

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