The settlement in 1535 of the new viceroy of Sicily, Ferrante Gonzaga, was asignificant event for the revitalization of the culture of the island and more in particularfor the circulation of architectural models and linguistic codes of the Renaissance.Palermo, capital of Sicily, was soon obliged to respond to the changed demands of courtlife, now more than before regulated by sophisticated ceremonials and marked by spectacularfeasts. So public buildings and urban spaces were deeply renovated to become thesolemn scene for the self-representation of the power of the viceroy and, indirectly, ofthe Spanish Crown. A new mansion and a new palace were built, both intended as residencesfor Ferrante Gonzaga: the so called villa Gonzaga and the building with theapartments of the viceroyal couple as well as of the most influential courtiers within thecastle of Castellammare, according to the project of the tuscan court painter and architectDomenico Giunti.
|Title of host publication||Las artes y la arquitectura del poder|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|