This fascinating work by Fritz Saxl analyses the horoscope frescoed in 1511 by Baldassarre Peruzzi on the Sala di Galatea vault of the Villa Farnesina, giving an interpretation of the events predicted to Agostino Chigi.
Table of contents:
Part 1 by Fritz Saxl
The celestial buildings before the Farnesina
The astronomical interpretation of the vault’s single paintings
What did the astrologists predict to Chigi?
Classical antiquity in the frescoes of the Farnesina
Astrology and Christianity in the Renaissance faith
Part 2 by Arthur Beer
The astronomical meaning and the date of the paintings of the Sala di Galatea vault