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Castle of St. George
The manor house in defense of the city-fortress of Mantua, square-shaped, consisting of four corner towers and enclosed by a moat with three gates and its lifting bridges, was built from 1395 to 1406 by Bartolino da Novara, commissioned by Francesco I Gonzaga on Ruins of the Church of Santa Maria di Capo di Bove.
The architect Luca Fancelli, in 1459 on the indication of the Marquis of Ludovico III Gonzaga, restructured the castle which definitively lost its primitive military and defensive function.
The most famous setting is the Camera Picta, improperly called the "Camera dei Sposi", a fabulous room of the noble tower of the north-east tower, Andrea Mantegna's work, built in 1475 (date engraved on the wall) Date engraved on the celebratory plaque at the entrance of the hall) - The narrow space of the cubic room is ornate with vaulted vaults in a succession of reality and fiction giving the environment an en plein air atmosphere (thus giving an idea of being in A fake loggia). The space of each wall of the room was divided by the artist into three openings that transmit to the spectator, through wide arches, bucolic landscapes and windy curtains, a strong antithesis with the reduced architectural ambience. The frescoes were made either dry (north wall, this technique allows a careful attention to the details) and fresh (south wall; the fresco obliges the painter to opt for a more synthetic taste).

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20452 W: 130 N: 43052] (225818)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2017-07-08
  • Categories: Architektura
  • Na¶wietlenie: 30 sekund
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  • Date Submitted: 2017-08-02 5:21
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