Palazzo del Tč

Giulio Romano
1527-34



The north facade


This Mannerist summer palace (and stable) constructed for Federigo Gonzaga has four different exterior facades. Romano plays with classical architecture in sophisticated and eccentric ways.
 

One of the courtyard facades


The large central courtyard also has different facades. The "windows" here have oversized pediments and archivolts, even though the opening is rectangular.
 

Details of the heavily rusticated courtyard doors

 

Detail of the "hanging" triglyphs and "grotesque" decoration

 

The garden facade (aligned to the side of the building) and the decorated loggia of the garden side



See also Romano's fresco in the Farnesina Villa in Rome.


Click here to see the Mannerist palace at Baranów, Poland.


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