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Ceiling Oculus

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1474: Camera degli Sposi, Ducal Palace, Mantua

Mantegna often set himself challenging problems of perspective, balancing the need for a unified composition against the dictates of visual observation. In this fresco, he brilliantly relates the figures to the pictorial frame of the round ceiling.
 
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