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(färnāzē`nä), villa in Rome, Italy, built (1508–11) by PeruzziPeruzzi, Baldassare
, 1481–1536, Italian architect and painter of the High Renaissance and mannerist periods. His outstanding architectural works are the Villa Farnesina (c.1505–c.1511) and the Palazzo Massimi (c.1535) in Rome.
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 for the banker Agostino Chigi at the foot of the Janiculum on the right bank of the Tiber. One of the finest examples of Italian Renaissance architecture, it is famous for its frescoes by Raphael and his pupils. It was long the residence of the Farnese family.


See P. d'Ancona, The Farnesina Frescoes at Rome (1955).

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Indeed this representation of the 'milk white' Nereid who fell in love with the peasant shepherd Acis draws on Raphael's fresco of the same subject in the Villa Farnesina in Rome.
The awards were presented today in Rome at the Auditorium of the Villa Farnesina, by the Minister for Education, University and Research, Stefania Giannini and the Chairman of the National Research Council Luigi Nicolais.
Anne and Christ below it), and finally the dazzling jewel of the Villa Farnesina.
The grand finale of Raphael's Poetics is the exploration of the Villa Farnesina commissioned by Agostino Chigi, the papal banker from Siena, a shrewd businessman and an energetic and humorous bon vivant.
An example is the Cupid and Psyche fresco cycle at the Villa Farnesina, which has been dismissed as a workshop product.
The Three Graces is Raphael's only autograph venture into mythological painting apart from Hercules at the Crossroads, the allegorical Parnassus in the Vatican and The Triumph of Galatea in the Villa Farnesina.
Their Loggia of Cupid and Psyche in the Villa Farnesina, Rome, is bordered everywhere with a reminder that this most morally acceptable of the ancient myths (interpreted as allegorising the union of the soul with God) was actually best known from the version of it contained in Apuleius's outrageous Golden Ass--a comic romp in which bestiality is both a running gag and a vital plot point.
When Napoleon's deputies systematically confiscated Raphael's altarpieces from Italian chapels, they seriously contemplated detaching and removing to Paris as well Raphael's frescoes in the Vatican and the Villa Farnesina.
He argues that primary sites like monumental narrative paintings were more usually illustrations of Apuleius's Golden Ass, the source for the first major mythological cycle at the Villa Farnesina in Rome, or of ekphrastic descriptions by Philostratus and Lucian of Greek paintings.
Giulio Romano, who took over at the Villa Madama after Raphael's death, created gardens in a similar architectural spirit to complement the Palazzo del Te in Mantua (1525-35)--a parterre, an exedra, a grotto with bronze statues--and it is possible that Baldassare Peruzzi contributed gardens in similar vein at the Villa Farnesina in Rome (1508-11).
Leonbruno's illusionistic landscapes also have a Roman impetus, although not just Peruzzi's Sala delle Prospettive in the Villa Farnesina (162), but perhaps also Pinturicchio's landscapes in the Villa Belvedere.
Two Astrological Ceilings Reconsidered: The Sala di Galatea in the Villa Farnesina and the Sala del Mappamondo at Caprarola.