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Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770

Author: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo; Keith Christiansen; Museo del Settecento veneziano.; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, ©1996.
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This volume, which accompanies the tricentenary exhibition of Tiepolo's work held at the Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico in Venice and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, explores the various aspects of Tiepolo's artistic production. In essays and in entries on every work shown, eight American and European authorities illuminate his formation (still poorly understood); his mastery of
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Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista, 1696-1770.
Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, c1996
(OCoLC)676862581
Named Person: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo; Giovanni Battista Tiepolo; Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo; Keith Christiansen; Museo del Settecento veneziano.; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870998110 9780870998119 0870998129 9780870998126 0810965054 9780810965058
OCLC Number: 34958654
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museo del Settecento veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, from Sept. 5-Dec. 9, 1996, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from Jan. 22-Apr. 27, 1997.
Description: xv, 398 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Philippe de Montebello, Giovanna Nepi Scire and Giandomenico Romanelli --
Preface and Acknowledgments / Keith Christiansen --
Giambattista Tiepolo: "Painting's True Magician" / Adriano Mariuz --
Giambattista Tiepolo: A Meditation on History, Time, and Death / Giandomenico Romanelli --
Tiepolo and the Artistic Culture of Eighteenth-Century Europe / Donald Posner --
A Documented Chronology of Tiepolo's Life and Work / Andrea Bayer --
The Early Years: 1716-1730: Becoming Tiepolo / Filippo Pedrocco --
Secular Commissions: Tiepolo as a Painter of History and Mythology and as a Decorator / William L. Barcham --
Religious Commissions: Tiepolo as a Religious Artist / Catherine Whistler --
Portraits and Fantasy Heads: Tiepolo and the "Art" of Portraiture / Diane De Grazia --
Modelli, Capricci, and Prints: The Fiery Poetic Fantasy of Giambattista Tiepolo / Keith Christiansen.
Responsibility: edited by Keith Christiansen.

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This volume, which accompanies the tricentenary exhibition of Tiepolo's work held at the Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico in Venice and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, explores the various aspects of Tiepolo's artistic production. In essays and in entries on every work shown, eight American and European authorities illuminate his formation (still poorly understood); his mastery of mythological and poetic subjects; his deeply moving religious.

pictures; his rare excursions into portraiture and studies of ideal heads; and the process by which he proceeded from initial ideas - realized in dazzling small-scale oil sketches - to large canvases and frescoes. Written for the scholar and general reader alike, these texts are lavishly supported by illustrations of Tiepolo's works and those of his predecessors and contemporaries. A documented chronology of Tiepolo's life and art, detailed provenances, references, and a.

bibliography are provided.

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