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An allegory of agriculture, astronomy and architec
 
17th Century
Domenico ZAMPIERI detto il Domenichino
An allegory of agriculture, astronomy and architec
[L'Agricoltura, l'astronomia, l'architettura]
1624-25
Oil on canvas
102 x 154 cm  [HxW]
Galleria Sabauda, Torino
 

This is a 17th century classical symbolic story. One figure grafts a citrus tree, a sickle is at his feet. The central figure refers to the passing of time by the armillary sphere and hour glass while a mirror implies self reflection. Domenchino painted this to celebrate the achievements of a learned cardinal who was his patron.

 
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