Arco delle Scalette (Vicenza, Italy) : Frontal view, showing triumphal arch motif with garden beyond

Creator:
Albanese, Giovanni Battista, 1573-1630
Published/Created:
Piazzale Fraccon Vicenza, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
1595
Date Depicted:
5/15/1996
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
stone
Notes:
Part of the UNESCO designated site known as "The city of Vicenza and the Palladian villas of the Veneto". Little is known of the arch itself, except the date of construction, 1595. It marks the beginning of the stepped access route to Monte Berico known as 'le Scalette'. The sculptures on top are by Giovanni Battista Albanese. "He was the most prominent member of the family and was involved mainly in the architectural sculpture for buildings by Palladio. From 1593 he collaborated with his father on the keystone heads of the loggia of the basilica. The statues (1595) surmounting the Arco delle Scalette, for which he was Master of Works, already show signs of a distinctive style: they are almost Mannerist in their elongated bodies and sinuous lines.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Palladian
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-PA-AS-A3
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
monuments: memorial arches (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors carving ; construction built works; monuments; visual works; sculpture (visual work) arch
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Two
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/15/1996
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10165620
PID:
digcoll:1857465