Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lower Belvedere - Ceiling Fresco

The ceiling fresco in the Marble Hall of the Lower Belvedere was created by Baroque painter Martino Altomonte and depicts Apollo in a sun chariot. Prince Eugene of Savoy is represented as a nude hero as Mercury announces gifts from the pope honouring the prince’s achievements at the battle of Peterwardein in 1716.

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