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Palazzo Te - Camera dei Giganti a 360°. Mantova 2016

Palazzo Te - Camera dei Giganti a 360°. Mantova 2016

Giulio Romano, Sala dei Giganti, 1532-35. Fresco on the north wall (detail). The room, finished between 1532 and 1535, tells the story of the Fall of the Giants, taken from The Metamorphoses by the Latin poet Ovid. -Palazzo Te, Mantua-

Giulio Romano, Sala dei Giganti, 1532-35. Fresco on the north wall (detail). The room, finished between 1532 and 1535, tells the story of the Fall of the Giants, taken from The Metamorphoses by the Latin poet Ovid. -Palazzo Te, Mantua-

Jupiter and Juno, 1597-1602. Fresco. In 1597 Cardinal Odoardo Farnese commissioned Annibale Carracci's great masterpiece, the ceiling of the Galleria Farnese. The paintings in the Galleria Farnese are erotic, in the broadest sense of the word, for the overarching theme of the scenes is the omnipotence of love, 'omnia vincit amor' (love conquers all). -Galleria Farnese, Palazzo Farnese, Rome-

Jupiter and Juno, 1597-1602. Fresco. In 1597 Cardinal Odoardo Farnese commissioned Annibale Carracci's great masterpiece, the ceiling of the Galleria Farnese. The paintings in the Galleria Farnese are erotic, in the broadest sense of the word, for the overarching theme of the scenes is the omnipotence of love, 'omnia vincit amor' (love conquers all). -Galleria Farnese, Palazzo Farnese, Rome-

A Gomai-Do Yukinoshita armor. Edo Period, 17th century. The fukigaeshi with gold-lacquered crests of opposed sparrows within a bamboo circle (mon of the Date clan). The menpo (facemask) of black-lacquered iron with detachable nose in the form of a large bird (or tengu) beak. -Christie's. Sale 2378. Arts of the Samurai-

A Gomai-Do Yukinoshita armor. Edo Period, 17th century. The fukigaeshi with gold-lacquered crests of opposed sparrows within a bamboo circle (mon of the Date clan). The menpo (facemask) of black-lacquered iron with detachable nose in the form of a large bird (or tengu) beak. -Christie's. Sale 2378. Arts of the Samurai-

The stunning Gonzaga Cameo, 3rd century BC. Sardonyx, 15.7 x 11.8 cm. Portraits of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II. Named after its Renaissance owners:  the Gonzaga family of Mantua. -Hermitage Museum-

The stunning Gonzaga Cameo, 3rd century BC. Sardonyx, 15.7 x 11.8 cm. Portraits of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II. Named after its Renaissance owners: the Gonzaga family of Mantua. -Hermitage Museum-

Bague ornée d'un camée : buste de femme  Ier siècle ap. J.-C. Or, plomb, sardonyx. (Bj 1292). -Paris, Musée du Louvre-

Bague ornée d'un camée : buste de femme Ier siècle ap. J.-C. Or, plomb, sardonyx. (Bj 1292). -Paris, Musée du Louvre-

Momoyama period Gusoku. Kawari kabuto in the shape of a head of a balding man with crisply embossed wrinkles on the forehead. Published: 'Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan' [Ian Bottomley] -Arashiyama Museum Collection, Kyoto-

Momoyama period Gusoku. Kawari kabuto in the shape of a head of a balding man with crisply embossed wrinkles on the forehead. Published: 'Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan' [Ian Bottomley] -Arashiyama Museum Collection, Kyoto-

Pope Paul III with his Grandsons Alessandro and Ottavio Farnese. (Titian, Paolo III e i nipoti Alessandro e Ottavio Farnese, 1545–46). One of the most significant artistic works of Paul's reign was the depiction of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. -Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples-

Pope Paul III with his Grandsons Alessandro and Ottavio Farnese. (Titian, Paolo III e i nipoti Alessandro e Ottavio Farnese, 1545–46). One of the most significant artistic works of Paul's reign was the depiction of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. -Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples-

Portrait of a Woman, Probably Isabella d’Este, c. 1500. Terracotta, attributed to Gian Cristoforo Romano. The most celebrated woman of her day, Isabella d’Este (1474–1539) cultivated one of the most illustrious courts in Renaissance Italy. She was a passionate patron who invited the most renowned artists in Italy to decorate her private quarters in the Ducal Palace. -Kimbell Art Museum-

Portrait of a Woman, Probably Isabella d’Este, c. 1500. Terracotta, attributed to Gian Cristoforo Romano. The most celebrated woman of her day, Isabella d’Este (1474–1539) cultivated one of the most illustrious courts in Renaissance Italy. She was a passionate patron who invited the most renowned artists in Italy to decorate her private quarters in the Ducal Palace. -Kimbell Art Museum-

Giuliano de' Medici. Verrocchio, c. 1475/1478. Verrocchio, a favorite artist of the Medici, may have created this lively and commanding portrait on the occasion of a joust that took place in 1475 in Florence for Giuliano de' Medici's coming of age. Giuliano was destined for an important future, a hope cut off by his dramatic murder during mass in Florence's cathedral, on April 26, 1478, in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Medici rule. Terracotta, 61 x 66 x 28.3 cm. -National Gallery-

Giuliano de' Medici. Verrocchio, c. 1475/1478. Verrocchio, a favorite artist of the Medici, may have created this lively and commanding portrait on the occasion of a joust that took place in 1475 in Florence for Giuliano de' Medici's coming of age. Giuliano was destined for an important future, a hope cut off by his dramatic murder during mass in Florence's cathedral, on April 26, 1478, in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Medici rule. Terracotta, 61 x 66 x 28.3 cm. -National Gallery-