Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Tiepolo Giovanni Battista)( Venetian painter, draftsman and printmaker)
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Biography Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Tiepolo Giovanni Battista)
Born in Venice in March 1696. He studied at the Gregorio Lazzarino. The first works of Tiepolo were performed under the influence of his older contemporaries Dzh.B.Pyatstsetty, in dark colors, with sharp contrasts of light and shadow. Building on the legacy of the Roman Baroque and Venetian Colorism, Tiepolo created his own style, majestic and casual, decorative and splendid and refined and elegant. Paintings lampshades Virgin del Rosario (1739, Venice, Church Dzhezuati) and Transfer of Our Lady of Loreto House (1743-1744, Venice, Church of Santa Maria degli Scalzi) are among the first creations of Venetian rococo. Stretching far into the interior space is constructed from multiple pieces, as shown in a variety of angles, as if they are seen from below, and soars to dizzying heights of heaven. Thank wizard quickly spread beyond Venice. Between 1726 and 1761 by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo executed a number of orders for the decoration of churches and palaces in Udine, Milan, Bergamo, Vicenza and Verona. In 1750 at the invitation of the Archbishop of Wц+rzburg he arrived in Bavaria, where together with his sons painted the throne room and the ceiling above the staircase, the Primate's Palace in Wurzburg. Upon returning to his hometown in 1758 by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, was elected the first president of the Venetian Academy of Arts. In 1762, Charles III, invited the artist to Madrid, where he was reunited with his sons, worked on the decoration of the new royal palace. Tiepolo continued to work until his death March 27, 1770.
Easel works of Tiepolo few compared with the figures collected and saved his friend Count Algarotti. Tiepolo was also a brilliant master of etching, the most prominent were two series of his etchings: Vari Capriccio (various quirks) and the Scherzo di Fantasia (Fantasy jokes). One of his sons, Lorenzo (1736-1776), continued after the death of his father's work in Madrid, in the same rocaille style, and the second, Giovanni Domenico (1727-1804), returned to Venice, his style works more restrained and familiar neo-classical .