Truth Unveiled by Time

Photograph of a fresco depicting allegorical figures.

Vittorio Maria Bigari (1692–1776)
Truth Unveiled by Time, ca. 1730–31 
Unknown photographer, 1940
6 3/4 × 4 3/8 in. (172 × 112 mm)
Azienda di Servizi alla Persona Golgi-Redaelli, Milan
su autorizzazione dell'Azienda di Servizi alla Persona Golgi-Redaelli di Milano

 

Depicting Truth unveiled by Time on clouds in the sky, Bigari's fresco for the ceiling of a small room is the only intact painting that survived the 1943 bombing of the palazzo. The fresco was detached from the ruins of the palazzo in 1960–66 and is still preserved there.