Fresco of the vault with the Allegory of Summer

Affresco volta Sala dell'EState di Gregorio De Ferrari

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Gregorio De Ferrari (Genova, 1647-1726)

In the summer hall,  Ceres, goddess of the messengers, in flight beside a putto holding with her a great golden bundle of ears, prevails over the winter winds driven away by the nymph of the breezes, Aura, while the center of the composition is still dominated by the figure of Apollo-Sun accompanied by a lion, this time alluding also - as already in the salon - to the sign of the zodiac and therefore precisely to the summer, in a pleasant game of references between astrology and dynastic celebration.