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Musica in prospettiva ...  Benedetto,Giuliano da Maiano  dett. tarsie lignee  Studiolo del duca, P.Ducale, Urbino

Giuliano, benedetto da maiano e bottega, tarsie dello studiolo di federico II

'Plus Oultra Cabinet', c. 1530. Walnut inlaid with various woods, probably spindlewood, ebony, poplar, ash, holly and a tropical hardwood. H: 81.3 cm, W: 134 cm. Cabinet, with a carved cornice and inlaid frieze of grotesques, inlaid sides depicting the allegorical figures Temperance and Justice. Emblazoned with the Pillars of Hercules, the emblem of Charles V with the motto 'PLUS ULTRA' on the inside. -Victoria and Albert Museum-

'Plus Oultra Cabinet' (Cabinet)

'Plus Oultra Cabinet', c. 1530. Walnut inlaid with various woods, probably spindlewood, ebony, poplar, ash, holly and a tropical hardwood. H: 81.3 cm, W: 134 cm. Cabinet, with a carved cornice and inlaid frieze of grotesques, inlaid sides depicting the allegorical figures Temperance and Justice. Emblazoned with the Pillars of Hercules, the emblem of Charles V with the motto 'PLUS ULTRA' on the inside. -Victoria and Albert Museum-

The faux-cabinets are filled with faux-objects appropriate to the studiolo of a famed soldier and eminent humanist. But note the sense of humor - on one of the trompe l'oeil benches is part of a Renaissance man's hat, as if the duke has just come home and tossed off his headgear

Renaissance Man: The Gubbio Studiolo — Retrospect

Andrea Pozzo | Left half of a "Theatrum Sacrum" | 1685 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Andrea Pozzo

Andrea Pozzo, Left half of a "Theatrum Sacrum", The Morgan Library & Museum

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