Hall of Ruins or Large Room with a Green Bed

The Hall of Ruins owes its name to the rich, wall fresco decorations depicting monumental ruins on which the vegetation thrives. The landscapes are separated by precise architectonic fresco frames, composed of an ample architrave with festoons held up by a system of pilasters with big masks, in which the light corresponds to real light coming from doors and windows. Inside the frames, one can see Roman ruins born from absolute imagination or inspired by reality freely interpreted by the painter. On the northern wall, for example above the fireplace, is the portrayal of the Coliseum, flanked by the eponymous Colossus of Nero-Elio, and at his side a personage who is drawing his portrait, probably the draft of the self-portrait of the artist.

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