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Title :

The sculptures on the Nymphaeum hemicycle of the Villa Barbaro at Maser

Authors :
KOLB, Carolyn ; LEWIS, Douglas ;
Editor :
BECK, Melissa ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The garden Nymphaeum, the most elaborately decorated component of Palladio's Villa Barbaro at Maser, has never been open for public visitation, and has thus remained poorly studied. In particular, its authorship has been controversial and its iconography undeciphered, until this important and influential study was presented (in slightly condensed form) at an annual meeting of the College Art Association in 1978. Identifies and interprets the 10 mythological figures and their accompanying inscriptions on the Nymphaeum hemicycle, to reveal a highly intricate iconographic scheme commenting on love, marriage, and human fraility. Attributes this stucco decoration to the younger of the villa's two humanist owners, MarcAntonio Barbaro. In a postscript, Douglas Lewis reviews the contributions since 1978 on the structural study of the Villa Barbaro, its iconography, and the respective roles of its patrons. ;
Pagination/Size :
24 ill. (20 col.); 1 plan ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Barbaro, Marcantonio, 1518-1595 ; Fabrique ; Iconographie ; Italie ; Maser (ITA), Villa Barbaro, Nymphaeum ; Mythologie ; Sculpture ; Stuc ; 1500-1600 ; 1554-1558 ;
Descriptors :
Barbaro, Marcantonio, 1518-1595 ; Garden structures ; Iconography ; Italy ; Maser (ITA), Villa Barbaro, Nymphaeum ; Mythology ; Sculpture ; Stucco ; 1500-1600 ; 1554-1558 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Artibus et historiae, 1997, 18, 35
INIST identifier :
24998855 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0391-9064 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
IRSA, Wien
Publisher country :
AUSTRIA ;