Interior of V. Farnesina: Raphael and Peruzzi Decorate.

Villa Farnesina, 1519.

Villa Farnesina, located in the Trastevere section of Rome, features an interior designed and painted by Raphael and Peruzzi.

The loggia di Psyche, modeled after garden arches, tells the story of Cupid and Pysche in heaven. Here, Raphael shows the fecundity of nature and creates an allegory to the marriage of Chigi to his wife. Look here for a more detailed image.

The Sala delle Prospettiva is the creation of Baldassarre Peruzzi, who was a master at prospective and graphic drawing. Combining imagination, ancient architecture, balustrades, and Classical technique Peruzzi was successful in presenting the illusionistic perspective. Compare Peruzzi's painting with a fresco from antiquity (originally found in Boscoreale, near Pompeii, now held in New York City's Metropolitan Museum).

Peruzzi, 16th century.
Fresco, First century BC, Met Museum.

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