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The resulting Edict of Cardinal Rusticucci created an intimidating array of penalties and fines for painters and builders, and demanded that painters should show cartoons or drawings to the authorities for approval. At Clement's and Cinzio became 8 side there reigned his nephews, Pietro Aldobrandini, Passeri. generally Both were made cardinals known 40 in 1593, when Cinzio as the Cardinal di San Giorgio. Initially it Rome 1592 seemed that the Pope favoured Cinzio, but Pietro was endowed with ter, witness bear to magnificence his tougher charac- of the Villa Aldobrandini larger political role, while the splendours Frascati a and he was to play greater gifts for diplomacy, of the patron as writes, favoured and of nobility; little asthma, which from made became laboured'.
34 Icastic art book of is had to be comprehensible; but idiots', sure than fantasy, because 'it is more portrait essential for religious painting, which, as 'the difficult to imitate of a living man . ' it 35 something real, for instance in painting the In the late sixteenth century the power of art to deceive the senses, to astonish the spectator another reality, Lomazzo clusters flying by the creation of was a recurrent theme, and gave new in Pliny stories writes: by pecked life to those trite about the miraculous illusionism of ancient 'The story of Zeuxis o£ grapes on at — is well a table so lively in the artists.
These jottings perhaps 'They committed a crime. Whore/police spy/and gentleman. Police spy daggers gentleman and the whore slashed. know who Then the accomplices were. to see his property sold. He goes to Milan. Prison he does not confess courtesans or whores, but refused to say result suffered a year in prison. some degree at least to to and he wanted a year in prison, comes to Rome/ 41 Perhaps Caravaggio was involved and They wanted in a street brawl over who was This would explain his strange lack of involved, his and as a need for money, activity at this time.