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Giulio Romano: Art and Desire

Giulio Romano: Art and Desire

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Exhibition Catalog

Ed. by Barbara Furlotti et al. Palazzo Te, Mantua, 2019. Published by Mondadori Electa, Milan.

224 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 31 x 24 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788891827333

The exhibition investigates the relation between erotic images in the classical world and the figurative inventions produced in the first half of the 16th century in Italy. Focusing on the work of Giulio Romano, the exhibition itinerary highlights the widespread dissemination of an immense repertoire of erotic representations in 16th-century artistic culture and reveals the influences existing between high culture and low culture in the production of such images. The theme of the exhibition, which will enable the public to explore a relatively little-known aspect of the art of the Renaissance, is closely bound up with the place that hosts it. Erotic subjects and love stories are recurrent in the interiors of Palazzo Te, the undisputed masterpiece of Giulio Romano’s artistic career. This appears, for example, in the stories of Bacchus and Ariadne frescoed in the Room of Metamorphoses; or the passion of King David for the beautiful Bathsheba depicted in the Loggia di Davide; and especially the tormented story of Cupid and Psyche that unfolds along the walls and ceiling of the Sala di Amore e Psiche. There are also many allusions within the palace to the earthly, contemporary love affair between Federico II Gonzaga and Isabella Boschetti, which began in 1516 and ended only with the duke’s death in 1540.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Italy -- 1400-1600 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

Artist(s): Romano, Giulio

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