As in an ancient aristocratic palace, we have reproduced a gallery of portraits of the family's most important members. Giulia, the Cardinal's beautiful sister close to the Borgia Pope and gossiped about until her redemption as a free woman able to choose. Ottavio between power and aristocratic privileges, his wife Margherita, from daughter of an emperor to de Medici wife to 'Madama', before becoming reigning king of grade, up to Ranuccio the last of the Farnese between witchcraft, occultism and incapacity to govern. It will be him, at the end of the gallery tour, who will come out of the painting and invite the audience to the next show.
In the tradition those paintings would have been images caught in a significant moment of the life of the person portrayed, in this case we wanted to stage their thoughts caught in a significant moment of their biography.
In the usual tradition, such paintings would have been images caught at a very significant moment in the life of the portrayed person, in this case we wanted to stage their thoughts caught at a significant time in their biography. Thus little Margherita locked up in a convent, or Clelia scorned by Roman noblewomen, thus Octavius in a bath before being able to mate with his wife who declared she did not want him because of the bad smell, thus Giulia once free from the conditioning of the family rediscovers her humanity and dignity as a woman. It is they, in the first person, who tell their stories as if in a self-portrait, the storyteller merely reconstructing the historical context by creating an animated collage through the fragments of paintings of the time.