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Tiepolo sketches

March 9, 2014

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  (1696–1770) was a master painter from the Venice region that produced these elaborate works that still seem to have the moments of the creative process still breathing within them. This is due to his style that he matured as a prolific draftsman and painter, a style that was  more rapid and free that many of the painters of the time. The themes are recognised allegories that inspire the imagination of their grandeur. Tiepolo also worked in Germany and Spain and helped pave the way to the sketches of the masters being recognised as works of art independently.

The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy Tiepolo sketch1

The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy Tiepolo sketch2                                      This two oil sketches were for the Palacio Real, Madrid c1762. The female figure of Spain with lions represents the province of Leon, the older woman represents a castle for Castile, with the traditional protector of Spain as Hercules, with the column for Gibraltar.

Giambattisa Tiepolo oil sketch for Perseus and Andromeda (1730)

Perseus and Andromeda (1730) 

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, The Annunciation, c1735

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, The Annunciation, c1735

Seated River God, Nymph with an Oar, and Putto Giovani Battista Tiepolo 1696 - 1770

Seated River God, Nymph with an Oar and Putto 1696 – 1770

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