Several of Titian’s works in the following rooms were commissioned by the Duke of Urbino. La Bella (1536) is a portrait of a lovely but unknown woman, whom he also used as a model in other paintings. His portrait, Mary Magdalene, in the Sala di Apollo, was painted between 1530-35 in an overtly sensual manner, bathed in soft light. Some of Raphael’s best High Renaissance work is in the Palatine, including Portrait of a Woman (c.1516) and Madonna of the Chair by Raphael (c.1516) OLTRARNO Madonna of the Chair (c.1510) in the tondo (roundel) form which became very popular during the Renaissance. The Consequences of War by Peter Paul Rubens (1638) is an allegorical painting of the Thirty Years War (1618-48), showing Venus preventing Mars from unleashing his fury on the cowering, beleaguered figure of Europe, completely robed in black mourning. Appartamenti Monumentali The Throne Room The state apartments on the first floor of the south wing of the palazzo were built in the 17th century.
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