Reconquest of Padua by Andrea Gritti by Palma Giovane


PALMA GIOVANE (b. 1548, Venezia, d. 1628, Venezia)
Reconquest of Padua by Andrea Gritti
1578 (sic)
Oil on canvas
Palazzo Ducale, Venice

The present decoration of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Hall of the Great Council) in the Palazzo Ducale was realized after the disastrous fire of 1577 during which all the structures of the ship's-keel Gothic ceiling and the wall-paintings were destroyed. An immense flat ceiling, in accordance with the taste of the end of the century, was constructed with gilded cornices sculpted in high-relief, which framed a series of paintings. The canvases were dedicated, thematically, to the Glorification of Venice, in remembrance of the numerous military undertakings in the East or on the mainland by the Venetian ground troops. On the ceiling great importance was given to the victories of the Venetian army in conquering the mainland; along the wall to the dispute between Alexander III and Frederick Barbarossa, who reached an agreement in Venice with the political mediation of Doge Sebastiano Ziani; and to the events of the Fourth Crusade, led by Doge Enrico Dandolo in the early years of the 13th century.

Palma Giovane's Reconquest of Padua by Andrea Gritti is one of the thirty five panels on the ceiling of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio.
Source: Web Gallery of Art


PALMA GIOVANE (b. 1548, Venezia, d. 1628, Venezia)
Reconquest of Padua by Andrea Gritti
1584
Oil on canvas
Palazzo Ducale, Venice
Source: Web Gallery of Art



Iacopo Negretti (1548/50 14 October 1628), best known as Jacopo or Giacomo Palma il Giovane or simply Palma Giovane ("Young Palma"), was an Italian painter from Venice. After Tintoretto's death (1594), Palma became Venice's dominant artist perpetuating his style. Outside Venice, he received numerous commissions in the area of Bergamo, then part of the Venetian Domini di Terraferma, and in Central Europe, most prominently from the connoisseur emperor Rudolph II in Prague.



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