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Loggia of Cupid and Psyche – Villa Farnesina (1518)

Artist/Designer: Baldassare Peruzzi, Raphael da Urbino

Project Location: Rome, Italy

Figure 1: Perspective View ( Source | Accessed : February 8, 2022 | Photographer: Yaroslav Romanenko )
Figure 2: Full Interior Perspective View ( Source | Accessed : February 8, 2022 | Photographer: Walk Inside Rome )
Figure 3: Side View of Fresco ( Source | Accessed : February 8, 2022 | Photographer: Slices of Light )
Figure 4: Perspective View of Windows ( Source | Accessed : February 8, 2022 | Photographer: Italofile )
Figure 5: Perspective View of both walls and ceiling ( Source | Accessed : February 8, 2022 | Photographer: Trip Advisor )
Figure 6: Floor Plan of Villa ( Source | Accessed : February 9, 2022 | Photographer: Wikimedia )
Figure 7: Exterior View of the Villa ( Source | Accessed : February 8, 2022 | Photographer: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra )


Primary Material(s):
Stone, Brick, Fresco

Residential Structure

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
16th Century, 1518

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print:

Bernardini, Maria Grazia. "The Tale of Cupid and Psyche." The Tale of Cupid and Psyche (2012): 57-71.

Coffin, David R. "The Early Suburban Villa." In The Villa in the Life of Renaissance Rome. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979.

Culotta, Alexis R. "Two Artists, Two Rooms, and the Development of Co-opetition at the Villa Farnesina." International Journal of the Image 4, no. 4 (2014).

Cundari, Cesare, Giovanni Maria Bagordo, Gian Carlo Cundari, and Maria Rosaria Cundari. "Villa Farnesina in Rome. Contributions to Its History." In Congreso Internacional de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, pp. 1697-1713. Springer, Cham, 2016.

Giovannoni, Gustavo. Baldassarre Peruzzi, architetto della Farnesina. R. Accad. d'Italia, 1937.

Huppert, Ann C. Becoming an Architect in Renaissance Italy: Art, Science and the Career of Baldassarre Peruzzi. New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2015.

Jones, Mark Wilson. "Palazzo Massimo and Baldassare Peruzzi’s approach to architectural design." Architectural History 31 (1988): 59-106.


Building Address: Via Della Lungara, 230, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

Patron: Agostino Chigi

Significant Dates: Built 1510 by Peruzzi, Room Renovated in 1518 by Peruzzi, Frescos Painted in 1518 by Raphael, Building Acquired by the Farnese family in 1577.

Associated Buildings by Baldassare Peruzzi: Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne and St. Peter's Basilica

Associated Projects by Baldassare Peruzzi: Hall of Perspectives and Loggia of Galatea

Tags: Renaissance, Villa, Fresco, Illusion

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