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NEOCLASSICISM - A VAST SUBJECT Part I

The Acropolis, Athens


Starting with the Roman copycats, Neoclassicism has evolved and transmuted over centuries...
Villa Rotonda, Vicenza

PALLADIO
I have been in all of Palladio’s villas, and in each and every one I was uplifted and longed to inhabit them.  Palladio’s architecture is convivial, agreeable and inspiring, all in proportion to man’s inspirations.




ROMANO
Raphael's self-portrait with Giulio Romano
A great favourite of mine is Giulio Romano [1499-1546] – his architecture is not of the purest, like Michelangelo, or the grandest, like Bramante, but nobody beats him for playfulness and sensuality.  Palazzo Te in Mantova is the most fun building to visit in Italy and at present off the tourist trail.
   

     Room of  Psyche


                                      Hall of the Horses


                                     Room of the Winds



Room of the Sun and Moon


                                          Architectural details



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