Annibale Carracci: the Farnese Palace, Rome
The magnificent frescoes in chapels and town halls across Italy together represent one of the greatest achievements of Renaissance art. Commissioned both by private patrons and by the Church, artists responded with images of matchless beauty. Leading scholars treat the works selected for this series in their artistic and historical contexts; each cycle is illustrated with a complete set of the highest quality color reproductions.
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Agostino Carracci Annibale Carracci Annibale's Apollo and Marsyas appears architectural Ariadne detail Arion arms Aurora and Cephalus Bacchus and Ariadne Bellori writes Bologna Bull Callisto Transformed Cardinal cartoon colors conceit cornice Cupid and Pan decorative devices Diana and Callisto Diana and Endymion Dolphin Domenichino end walls epigrams Eros and Anteros Europa Farnese Gallery ceiling Farnese Palace fictive figures four corners frescoes Galatea Galeria genvs vnde goddess gods Hercules and Iole Hercules Freeing herms Hero and Leander heroic ignudi infant loves intonaco Jupiter and Juno Jupiter's Loggia di Psiche long walls love's power marble Marino Marsyas medallions Medusa Michelangelo Minerva and Prometheus niches Ovid Palazzo Fava Pan and Syrinx Paris and Mercury Perseus and Andromeda Perseus and Phineas Planudean anthology plaster poem Polyphemus Furioso Polyphemus Innamorato Raphael Raphael and assistants Roman Rome Sistine Chapel ceiling Tibaldi's Torso vault Venus and Anchises Venus and Triton Villa Farnesina window wall