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"Pisanello?s Frescoes. Detailes." Palazzo Ducale Tip by Oleg_D.

Palazzo Ducale, Mantova: 26 reviews and 102 photos

Here I attached the pictures with stunning details of knightly tournament painted by Antonio di Puccio Pisano or Antonio di Puccio da Cereto, better known as just Pisanello (1395-1455). He painted here the tournament of the Knights of the Round Table but shown them with arms and in armor of second quarter of XV century and we can unmistakably say that all armors painted on that fresco are typical Milanese. We can see here that the tournament was the highest test and the knight’s skills and although it was the kind of sport it was dangerous and sometime bloody business. Here we can see that Pisanello was the great genius of fine arts of his time and he left us invaluable source on Italian arms and armor of first half of XV century and how tournament looked like and was seen by the eyes of public. Another message he sent us is that medieval Europe didn’t know the racism. If the person of other race was the Christian that person was treated as equal. Racism as we know it appeared only in XVIII century and developed in XIX. Slaves of XV and XVI century were enslaved on the pretext they were no Christians. I didn't want to leave that hall! But I had to!
Palazzo is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 08:15 to 19:15, on Sunday open from 08:15 to 17:15 hours.
Admission is 12 Euros. That ticket authorizes you to visit the Saint George Castle, Ducal Palace and the Old Court. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photos without flash light.
Address: Piazza Sordello, 40, 46100 Mantua
Tel. +39 0376 352100

Directions: Piazza Sordello, 40, 46100 Mantua
Website: http://www.mantovaducale.beniculturali.it/en/

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