Palazzo del Te

My favorite image for this week is this detail of the Palazzo del Te. It comes from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s Visual Resources Collection, and was taken by Professor Tom Schumacher, on one of his many visits there.  Tom was a fan of black and white film, and we had many discussions of pattern, contrast, and what can be revealed about composition once the color is removed.

This image is a nice study of black and white and gray, but it also reveals several of the many playful elements of the Palazzo del Te, designed by Guilio Romano, and constructed between 1524 and 1534.

Palazzo del Te, detail

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