|Loves of the Gods, Farnese Palace Ceiling, 1597-1601, Annibale Carracci|
|Triumph of Divine Providence, 1633-39, Pietro da Cortona|
The second round might well be said to belong to a relatively unknown, Pietro da Cortona for the ceiling in the Gran Salone of the Barberini Palazzo in Rome between 1633 and 1639 (above). Titled Triumph of Divine Providence (or of the Barberini), it is, in fact a last judgement in which the entire ceiling appears to open up to a giant whirl of figures being swept upward toward the figure of Christ looming from a cloud slightly off-center of the main axis.
|Worship of the Holy Name of Jesus, 1676-79, Giovanni Battista Gualli|