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Giulio Romano, Bathsheba at Her Toilette, Garden Loggia, Palazzo del Te, Mantua

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Giulio Romano, Bathsheba at Her Toilette, Garden Loggia, Palazzo del Te, Mantua
Kind David admires the naked Bathsheba, almost always clothed in late medieval art, but routinely stripped from the 15th century on. Here David is celebrated as one of the great lovers from all time, not as a terrible sinner - all in line with the hedonistic values of the High Renaissance courts. .
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