Battle between Horatii and Curiatii

Combattimento degli Orazi e Curiazi
Author: 

Cavalier d'Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari 1568-1640)

Type: 
Fresco
Year: 
1612-1613
Material and technique: 
Fresco

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Appartamento dei Conservatori - Sala degli Orazi e Curiazi

The fresco decoration of this large room was carried out by Cavalier d'Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari) at the end XVI century and the beginning of the XVII century. 
Originally conceived as tapestries to be hung along the walls, these frescoes portray historical episodes of Ancient Rome, which also inspire the monochrome medallions below. 
Two monumental statues of popes face each other on the two smaller sides of the room: the one portraying Urban VIII is in marble and was carried out by Bernini and his pupils, while the bronze statue of Innocent X is the work of Algardi. 

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