Saturday, August 6, 2016
The formidable and somewhat gloomy fortress, Castello Estense in Ferrara, Italy was surprisingly airy and even cheesy inside.
Such as this whimsical ceiling painting, one of many, depicting carousing nude men and cherubim, who, despite in the drunken stage, allowed their stances and gestures to be regulated by some tidy order. Their pale flash tone worked really well against the elegant background of blue and pink walls and windows of a building façade, thus introduced another dimension of order and regulation. Finally, the fantastic drawn floral borders on milky colored background firmly planted this hedonistic scene in a florid paradise.
Opposite to that ceiling painting's festive atmosphere, a triptych of grisaille frescoes in a courtyard depicted some serious and highly-placed personalities, was all somberness and world-weary. Despite the lacking colors, or because of that, these "veiled" paintings were memorably atmospheric and evocative.
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