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From hunting cottages to royal palaces. Mural decoration of the sites of Charles and Ferdinand of Bourbon, between celebration of power and damnatio memoriae
Journal Title: CHEIRON 
Author/s:  Anna Grimaldi 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  37 Pg. 164-200 FullText PDF:  658 KB
DOI:  10.3280/CHE2017-002007
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This paper is a comparative study of the pictorial materials decorating the main Royal Sites situated in the areas of Naples and Caserta. The iconography analysed has celebratory and symbolic value, with the task of exalting royal power and court magnificence through a rich repertoire of images characterised by a variety of themes and formal solutions.
Keywords: Royal Site of Portici; Royal Site of Carditello; Royal Palace of Caserta; pictorial decorations; chinoiseries; celebratory iconography.

Anna Grimaldi, in "CHEIRON" 2/2017, pp. 164-200, DOI:10.3280/CHE2017-002007

   

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