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

View of the Hall of Venus

1564-66
Fresco
Villa Emo Capodilista, Fanzolo di Vedelago

The Hall of Venus is characterized by a trompe l'oeil decorative apparatus and architecture. Episodes from Ovid's text illustrate the loves of the goddess: Venus Discourages Adonis from the Hunt and Venus Holding the Dying Adonis. Above the door is a painting depicting St Jerome Penitent.




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