Kind of renounced in his time, yet as I look at his work he was probably one of the greatest fresco painters in his era. He was born and bred Venetian with an ancient, noble Venetian name and baptised in an acient cathedral in Venice. He had three main goals in life, in which he did achieve, which were a good happy family existence, reasonable prosperity and more so than any, he wanted constant employment.
Wow, how awesome is that? This man had a God given talent and he used it well. His detail speaks for itself. Upon his death, though he would not be aware, mostlikely, an artist era had ended.
He was renowned the most famous Venetian painter, well known throughout Europe and the most praised in his own native country.
The depth to his works were music to the ear. One of my favorites is the Allegory of Eloquence in the Palazzo Sandi, Venice. This really comes to life and draws you up into it, and has so many things going on, you have to study it for hours on end.
What's your take on Tiepolo? Have a favorite painting or drawing. Was this man gifted or what?
Like to hear you thoughts.
Check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giambattista_Tiepolo
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