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Il lungo Cinquecento nelle volte dell’aristocrazia

Giovanni Andrea dell’Anguillara al servizio di un Perseo ‘genovese’

Francesca Casamassima    Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia    

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abstract

This contribution aims to analyse a cycle of frescoes at villa Spinola di San Pietro in Genoa. The paintings are attributed to some of the greatest artists who worked in the city in the 1620s and show a continuity of compositional, stylistic and thematic features that were typical of the sixteenth century. This article will also show the importance of Giovanni Andrea dell’Anguillara’s vernacular translation of the Metamorphoses by Ovid to the iconographic programme of the cycle.

Published
Dec. 20, 2022
Accepted
Oct. 25, 2022
Submitted
Sept. 30, 2022
Language
IT

Keywords: Vernacular translationIconographyLong sixteenth centuryMetamorphosisFrescoes

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