Building served representational purposes
It was not only the residential palace that the prince-bishops built in Bruchsal, but also many other buildings in the city. Rulers in the Baroque period loved to reference their building activity, as buildings were part of royal representation. Ceiling paintings typically served as a platform for such self-depictions, as is the case in Bruchsal. The fresco in the Domed Hall was created by Johann Zick in 1752.