'Allegory of Divine Provenance and Barberini Power' - Pietro de Cortana, 1633 - 39. Palazzo Barbarini.

The ‘Allegory of Divine Provenance and Barberini Power’ is a fresco that covers the entire ceiling of the Barberini Palace, home of the Pope at the time of painting, Urban VIII. It is the largest private ceiling painting in Rome. It features many bees: the Barberini crest featured three bees.
Some believe the fresco’s purpose was to narrate that Barberini’s papal election was a divine act (as there were rumours circulating that it had been rigged).

'Allegory of Divine Provenance and Barberini Power' - Pietro de Cortana, 1633 - 39. Palazzo Barbarini.

The ‘Allegory of Divine Provenance and Barberini Power’ is a fresco that covers the entire ceiling of the Barberini Palace, home of the Pope at the time of painting, Urban VIII. It is the largest private ceiling painting in Rome. It features many bees: the Barberini crest featured three bees.

Some believe the fresco’s purpose was to narrate that Barberini’s papal election was a divine act (as there were rumours circulating that it had been rigged).

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