Share

Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo verified

Sassuolo, Emilia-Romagna, IT closed Visit museumarrow_right_alt

fullscreen
Nicola Régnier - Francesco I d'Este and Family
fullscreen
Jean Boulanger; Ottaviano Viviani - The blind Fortuna drops Happiness and Misfortune from the Tree of Life
fullscreen
Jean Boulanger; Pier Francesco; Carlo Cittadella - The Triumph of Baccus
Nicola Régnier - Francesco I d'Este and Family
Jean Boulanger; Ottaviano Viviani - The blind Fortuna drops Happiness and Misfortune from the Tree of Life
Jean Boulanger; Pier Francesco; Carlo Cittadella - The Triumph of Baccus

Other works on display

Description

The theme of Fortune, understood to the Latin as "fate", whose results are always unpredictable, enjoyed an incredible popularity in the figurative arts of the seventeenth century. The fresco made in 1640 by Jean Boulanger (1606-1660), the main artifex of the wall decorations of the summer residence of the dukes in Sassuolo, in the environment known precisely as Sala della Fortuna, is a warning not to underestimate the inconstancy of Fortune. A warning that must also echo in a place dedicated to idleness, which was precisely the summer delight of Sassuolo, which by definition represented a refuge from the rigor of the court, center of power and fulcrum of the political life of the Duchy.

Related searches

You don't know about Artsupp yet?

Artsupp is the new museum portal that was born to bring together all the highlights from the world of art and Italian museums on a single platform.

About us
spinner-caricamento