Episode 199 – The Palazzo Te in Mantua Part II
February 6, 2024

The pictorial decoration inside of the Palazzo Te in Mantua, Italy, is some of the most inventive and delightful imagery of the Italian Renaissance. From the Room of Ovid, with representations of episodes from the “Metamorphoses,” to the Room of the Imprese, with its many coat of arms and playful supporting putti, to the Room of the Sun and Moon Chariots, with its exceptional  “di sotto in sù” perspective, to the Hall of the Horses with its many equestrian portraits of Gonzaga prize-winning horses and accompanying images of the labors of Hercules, This episode will begin to unpack the extraordinary decoration inside of the Palazzo Te.


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