Triumph of Titus and Vespasian - Giulio Romano. 120x170
The painting by the painter and architect, a talented student of Raphael, one of the first representatives of Mannerism, Giulio Romano (1492 / 1499-1546) tells about the distant times of Roman history. In commemoration of the victory over Judea, Emperor Vespasian and his son and heir Titus staged a magnificent triumphal procession, which became the plot of the work. On a chariot drawn by four horses, a triumphal arch enters a specially erected for this case Titus and Vespasiancrowned with laurel wreaths of the winners and accompanied by the flying figure of the goddess of victory, Nika.
The composition of the picture unfolds on the principle of frieze. The impression of endless movement is created, since neither the beginning nor the end of the solemn procession is visible. The procession disappears under the arch, the architecture of which is carefully painted by the artist, a former court architect at the court of Gonzaga.