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Part of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Stuccowork probably by Abbondio Stazio of Massagno (Italian, 1675–1745)
Date: ca. 1718Accession Number: 06.1335.1a–d
Date: early 18th centuryAccession Number: 25.140.4
Date: ca. 1730–35Accession Number: 25.134.1a, b
Date: mid-18th centuryAccession Number: 23.11.1
Date: ca. 1715–25Accession Number: 06.1335.2, 3
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Movement, theatricality, and a harmonious marriage of different materials—defining features of the early eighteenth-century Italian Baroque style—characterize the decoration of this room. Twenty-nine winged angels, or putti, modeled in stucco (a mixture of plaster and glue or resin) seem poised to detach themselves from the walls and glide through the air, creating a joyful atmosphere. The richly ornamented ceilings include the painting Dawn by Gaspare Diziani, and a dome surrounded by a stucco imitation of a canopy with cascading folds. Silk fabric and wood panels carved with designs inspired by architecture and nature cover the walls. The bed, not original to the room, exhibits a later, more curvaceous style. Located on the piano nobile (second floor), such a grand bedroom suite might have served as an official reception room rather than sleeping quarters. Less ornate bedchambers were situated in the more private upper floors of palaces.
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