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