Art Culture > The drawings of Tiepolo: The building block of frescos On exhibition in Rome Date posted: October 2, 2014

The drawings of Tiepolo: The building block of frescos On exhibition in Rome

Giambattista Tiepolo is perhaps one of the greatest figurative painters of the 18th century. His figures especially are of great artistic importance. At the Musei Capitolini in Rome, the artist is celebrated with a unique retrospective which collects many previously unseen drawings and sketches.

Art historians believe that at the basis of Giambattista Tiepolo’s genius lies in his drawings, they were not only the basis of his more famous works but also a fundamental element in the way he ran his workshop.

 

tiepolo drawings the exhibition in rome 2014 family portrait

Family portrait of the Pisani of Santo Stefano

The drawings, both in preparation to an larger work of art, or as training give life to an independent narrative from Tiepolo and his son’s commissioned work, providing a completely different and equally valuable body of work. It is this works which is not only an invaluable testament to the art and talent of Tiepolo, but also the subject of the exhibition which will open in Rome on the 3rd October and run until 18th January 2015.

tiepolo drawings the exhibition in rome 2014

Left: Young man standing and study of three heads. Right: Caricature of a Gentleman with a tricorn under his arm and sward.

The exhibition groups the never before seen drawings into four different sections: thoughts, memories, leisure, and the replicas of his sons Giandomenico and Lorenzo. To each of these different types of drawings, which include different styles, the curators have also chosen a few paintings which further serve to illustrate the difference in theme as well as design of the Venetian artist.

tiepolo drawings the exhibition in rome 2014 annunciation

Annunciation

Tiepolo: I colori del disegno exhibition will run from 3rd October 2014 to the 218th January 2015 at the Musei Capitolini in Rome.

Credits: Musei Capitolini, Rome

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