Apotheosis of Palermo

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Apotheosis of Palermo
Vito D Anna Apoteosi Palermo.jpg
Artist Vito D'Anna
Year 1760
Type Fresco
Dimensions 860 cm × 340 cm (340 in × 130 in)
Location Palazzo Isnello, Palermo

The Apotheosis of Palermo is a fresco by Vito D'Anna in the Palazzo Isnello, Palermo, Italy, considered one of the most representative works of the Sicilian Baroque painting.

It is one of the seven monumental representations of the Genius of Palermo.

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The fresco is an allegory representing the apotheosis of the city of Palermo, personified by the Genius of Palermo, numen protector of the city, surrounded by allegorical figure, as Fame, Justice, Abundance, and others mythological figures.

The painting, signed and dated 1760 by Vito D'Anna, is at the noble floor of Palazzo Isnello, on the vault of the bellroom..

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Citti Siracusano, La pittura del Settecento in Sicilia. Rome, De Luca, 1986.
  • Sergio Troisi, Vito D'Anna. Palermo, «Kalos», issue 4, July/August, 1993.
  • Rita Cedrini. Repertorio delle dimore nobili e notabili nella Sicilia del XVIII secolo. Palermo, Regione Siciliana BBCCAA, 2003.
  • Giulia Sommariva. Palazzi nobiliari a Palermo. Palermo, Flaccovio, 2004. ISBN 88-7758-598-6
  • Mariny Guttilla. Cantieri decorativi a Palermo dal tardo barocco alle soglie del neoclassicismo, in Il Settecento e il suo doppio.[1] Palermo, Kalós, 2008, p. 177–206. ISBN 978-88-89224-67-0

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  1. ^ Il Settecento e il suo doppio. Table of contents. Central Institute for restoration and preservation of books – OPAC. URL retrieved 1 September 2010.