Roberto Silva

An Iconological Interpretation of the “Sala dei Gigantiµ by Lattanzio Gambara (1572-1573) in Parma

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Keywords: Parma; Sala dei Giganti; Iconology; Battle of Lepanto; Justice; Neoplatonic Philosophy.

The essay offers a new iconological interpretation of the allegorical frescoes in the “Sala dei Gigantiµ painted by Lattanzio Gambara which represent the Spanish victory over the Ottoman Turks at Lepanto and present complex mythological and philosophical references. The work was commissioned by the owner of the palace Mons. Antonio Lalatta and shows deep connections with Neoplatonic philosophy; it is indeed aimed at rethinking political justice through the involvement of institutions, society, and individual people.

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