Learn to compare different styles of ceiling, starting since baroque to the late neoclassical.
Aut: Salvatore Scarfone
Neoclassical ceiling of the Palatine Chapel
Baroque - 1600-1700
Rococò (late Baroque) - 1700-1750
The ceiling is a hybrid of three styles: the symmetry and theatricality of the Baroque are still respected, but some decorative details, such as small scenes and decoration with C and S scrolls are typical of the Rococo style. The straight decorative fascia with repeated motif are typically Neoclassical.
The linearity of the structure and the bas-relief decoration, the painting with Roman figures are still typically neoclassical, but the gilded decorations resembling gilded bronzes as like as happens with Empire style furniture, denoting a transitional style between the neoclassic style and late neoclassical of the Napoleonic era, the Empire style.The high presence of military decorations, and the fascia with griffins confirms the style.