Item Number: 149636
Title: The astrological faith of Agostino Chigi - an interpretation of BALDASSARRE PERUZZI’s paintings in the Sala di Galatea of the Farnesina
Author: Saxl, Fritz
Record created on 10/18/2018
Description: Roma: Bardi, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 71pp., 2 color, 34 b&w illus. English translation of 1934 edition.
Summary: This fascinating work by Fritz Saxl analyses the horoscope frescoed in 1511 by Baldassarre Peruzzi on the Sala di Galatea vault of the Villa Farnesina, giving an interpretation of the events predicted to Agostino Chigi.
Contents: Part 1 by Fritz Saxl - The celestial buildings before the Farnesina - The astronomical interpretation of the vault's single paintings - What did the astrologists predict to Chigi? - Classical antiquity in the frescoes of the Farnesina - Astrology and Christianity in the Renaissance faith. Part 2 by Arthur Beer - The astronomical meaning and the date of the paintings of the Sala di Galatea vault.
(Reale Accademia d'Italia, collezione "La Farnesina", 1)
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