Piccolomini Library, Siena Cathedral
Posted by Avital Pinnick on January 23, 2013
The colorful Pinturicchio frescoes of the Piccolomini Library are stunning. The wall panels depict the life of Enea Silvio Piccolomini (1405-64), later Pope Pius II, and were commissioned by his nephew Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini, in 1492. The ceiling panels depict mythological subjects.
The statue visible below is the Three Graces, a Roman copy of the Greek original: