HISTORY OF MANNERISM ARCHITECTURE
PALAZZO DEL TE No.5
: Palazzo del Te; Mantova, Italy; 1526-35; by Giulio Romano
- Couryard; the east wing facade.
- An opening is the loggia of David.
- The court is exactly square. Each of the east and the west facade has a entrance and dummy openings. On the contraly, the north and the south facade have real openings.
- Tha court was planed to be filled with a labyrinth.
But, only three loggia can access to the court and there are no way to go to one of the loggia without through some rooms.
Moreover, the labyrinth don't have the way out path in the drawnings by Giulio Romano.
- Couryard; the west wing facade, seen from north.
An opening is the loggia of the entrance.
- The left image is Palazzo Viddoni-Caffarelli.
It is said that Raffaello Sanzio designed the palazzo (now denied) and Giulio Romano used to work in his atlier.
Palazzo Vidoni-Caffarelli, the common palace type in Late Renaissance Period, has rusticated ground floor and piano nobile (the second floor is later addition).
- Compareing the facade of the Palazzo del Te with that of the Palazzo Viddoni-Caffarelli, the facade of the Palazzo del Te is composed of the ground floor and upper floor of the Palazzo Viddoni-Caffarelli.
It looks like the upper floor have sliped down and superimposed upon the ground floor.
Photo: Shoji Hiramatsu
|[No.1]Facade: East and North
||: [No.2]Facade: Courtyard side
|[No.3]Loggia of the David
||: [No.4]Loggia of the entrance
|[No.5]Facade of the courtyard side
||: [No.6]Detail of Facade
|[No.7]The Room of Horse, the Room of Psyche
||: [No.8]The room of Giants
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