"Gods and Goddesses disporting themselves as Gods and Goddesses are wont to do..."
This is how the masterpiece by Antonio Verrio - The Heaven Room - is described in a 19th century guide book. As you look around this extraordinary room you feel it transports you into another world. Although a painting the flat surfaces of the walls are transformed into three dimensions, filled with the illusion of movement. Verrio's work defies description; it is "other worldly" - his characters overflow with colour and seem so life-like you feel as if you could reach out and touch them.