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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Sala di Galatea Ceiling; Spandrels, Lunettes and Vaults
Image View:
Panel, Diana (Artemis) and a companion with a dog
Creator:
Baldassarre Peruzzi (Italian painter, 1481-1536); Sebastiano del Piombo (Italian painter, ca. 1485-1547)
Location:
site: Villa Farnesina (Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Location Note:
Via della Lungara, 230; Sala di Galatea
GPS:
41.893611 12.4675
Date:
ca. 1510-1511 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Renaissance; Sixteenth century
Work Type 1:
fresco (painting)
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
pigment on plaster
Technique:
fresco painting (technique); grisaille
Relation Work:
partOf Villa Farnesina
Subjects:
allegory; literary or legendary; mythology (Classical); Chigi, Agostino, 1466-1520; Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D.
Description:
Originally the Sala di Galatea opened to the landscape on two sides through arcades. The vault of the loggia was decorated by Peruzzi in 1510-11 with a system of architectonic fields painted with deceptive realism that contain a number of mythological figures against a blue sky. The artist based their appearance and form on numerous ancient sculptures. The twelve signs of the zodiac are distributed above the ten spandrels, to which are added, corresponding to their positions in the sky, the gods of the planets. Peruzzi also frescoed one of the lunettes with a monumental grisaille head, a showpiece of pure expressive artistry. The other lunettes were painted in the fall of 1511 by Sebastiano del Piombo with a number of scenes of metamorphosis from Ovid. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-PERUZ-VF-HG-C-B2 6
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Sala di Galatea Ceiling; Spandrels, Lunettes and Vaults