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What does melancholy look like?

A ceiling from 1581 at the Uffizi speaks about such a dark mood

What does melancholy look like?

A grotesque ceiling of the Uffizi, dating from 1581, speaks of this dark feeling through an allegory.

Here melancholy has the face of a hoary and tired man surrounded by the possible treatments and remedies against it.

Let's try to decode this cryptic and esoteric representation, full of symbols and meanings.

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