Giambattista Tiepolo

I wasn’t planning to see so much work by Tiepolo, but, by focussing on the eighteenth-century parts of Venice, his work is wonderfully dominant, most of all in the Ca’ Rezzonico, where, in 1758, he painted a ceiling in ten days to celebrate the wedding of Ludovico Rezzonico, showing the bride and groom travelling in Apollo’s chariot:-

Earlier in the morning I had admired his ceiling painting in the Gesuati:-

And his Madonna and Child with Saints (1748) in the aisle:-


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