Taddeo Decorating the Façade of the Palazzo Mattei (detail), 1595, Federico Zuccaro. Pen and brown ink, brush with brown wash, over black chalk and touches of red chalk. Getty Museum

The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome


West Pavilion, Plaza Level

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In Renaissance Rome, the facades of many prominent buildings were painted with spectacular narrative frescoes. Once part of the fabric of the city, only a few now remain. Using works from the Getty’s collection, including the celebrated drawings series "Early Life of Taddeo Zuccaro" in which murals play a central role, the exhibition explores this extraordinary Renaissance phenomenon. This exhibition complements Judy Baca: Hitting the Wall.

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