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Of uncultivated land, invaded Rome, but the ancient, Virgilian harmony between The of and summered of the Alban — suggestions of light and shade, its ing a veritable rus ated. palaces, in the green engraver Antonio Tempesta a perfect conveys, with lived in of Rome, or in the villas in cool parts of on the classical sarcophagi, their gardens repopulated with antique sculptures, which together created a kind of open-air museum. '" . But by the end of the century other, more austere ity and frugality, and particularly charitable praise; Bentivoglio particularly 'most upright in as is and enchanted life virtues, activities, admired Anton Maria and mind, great lover of simplic- were attracting Salviati, a man and benefactor of the poor, demonstrated by the [institutions he] founded, greatly enlarged, or -P Rome entirely erected anew with much splendour of Salviatis art collection portraits 1591, when celebrated the patronage of art as The art, but could fittingly with no mythological or Odoardo Farnese was made cardinal.
In 1591 he published his set in Figino's fantastic v own and house in Milan. friend a // Figino, Here he draws icastic representation. Icastic is of the painter an imaginary dialogue between a distinction the imitation of 'things as mind of they are in nature', fantastic of 'things which exist only in the the imitator'. 34 Icastic art book of is had to be comprehensible; but idiots', sure than fantasy, because 'it is more portrait essential for religious painting, which, as 'the difficult to imitate of a living man .
Whatever he suffer' 13 suffers, echo through the homilies of Carlo and preachers, although they sometimes sit main part of charity compassion for our fellow 16 is the 'the love for the brethren'. we many clay, also can Tridentine uneasily with the growing fear of poverty and crime. no f*i (unitnc. xccuvn, zov*m4. c( k*t*ilU p*Mic& 9cUc4\*n\, dli riccuc ft 4. Cesare Bonino, Carlo helps and it Gvy&iiw concotronv moUi brings aid to the poor (print) i7 cm oaw cwtd Caravaggio — A Life Christ, and the Lord 'asks for mercy rather than sacrifice, large entrails of compassion rather than thousands of lambs.