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Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770

Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696–1770

Christiansen, Keith, ed., with essays by Adriano Mariuz, Giandomenico Romanelli, Donald Posner, Andrea Bayer, Filippo Pedrocco, William L. Barcham, Catherine Whistler, Diane De Grazia, and Keith Christiansen
1996
416 pages
298 illustrations
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Organizing Committee and Consultative Committee
Lenders to the Exhibition

Foreword
Philippe de Montebello, Giovanna Nepi Scire, Giandomenico Romanelli

Preface and Acknowledgments
Keith Christiansen

Notes to the Reader and Key to Authors of Entries

The Art of Tiepolo

Giambattista Tiepolo: "Painting's True Magician"
Adriano Mariuz

Giambattista Tiepolo: A Meditation on History, Time, and Death
Giandomenico Romanelli

Tiepolo and the Artistic Culture of Eighteenth-Century Europe
Donald Posner

A Documented Chronology of Tiepolo's Life and Work
Andrea Bayer

Catalogue

The Early Years: 1716–1730
Becoming Tiepolo
Filippo Pedrocco
Catalogue Nos. 1–12

Secular Commissions
Tiepolo as a Painter of History and Mythology and as a Decorator
William L. Barcham
Catalogue Nos. 13–26

Religious Commissions
Tiepolo as a Religious Artist
Catherine Whistler
Catalogue Nos. 27–41

Portraits and Fantasy Heads
Tiepolo and the "Art" of Portraiture
Diane De Grazia
Catalogue Nos. 42–46

Modelli, Capricci, and Prints
The Fiery Poetic Fantasy of Giambattista Tiepolo
Keith Christiansen
Catalogue Nos. 47–60

Bibliography
Index
Photograph Credits

The Triumph of Marius, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
1729
The Capture of Carthage, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
1725–29
The Battle of Vercellae, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
1725–29
The Glorification of the Barbaro Family, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
ca. 1750
Mars and Venus United by Love, Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari)  Italian, Oil on canvas
1570s
ca. 1755
Old Man with Divided Fur Cap, Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn)  Dutch, Etching with some drypoint; first state
1640
Centaur Carrying Off a Nymph, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo  Italian, Pen and brown ink, light brown and gray-brown wash
mid-18th–late 18th century
Scherzo di Fantasia: Two Standing Orientals and a Standing Youth with a Sword
, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Pen and dark brown ink, brush with pale and dark brown wash, over traces of black chalk
1696–1770
Christ Preaching, called La Petite Tombe, Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn)  Dutch, Etching, engraving, and drypoint; first of two states
ca. 1657
Collection of 146 plates of Costume, Jean Berain  French, Etching and engraving
Multiple artists/makers
1683–95
Head of a Man in Profile to the Left, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over graphite
ca. 1740–45
The Holy Family with Saint John, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brown wash
ca. 1754–62
Seated River God, Nymph with an Oar, and Putto, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush with pale (yellow) and dark brown wash, over black chalk
1696–1770
One of the Hours Holding the Bridle of a Horse of the Sun, and Other Figures, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brown wash
ca. 1750–53
Allegory of the Planets and Continents, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
1752
Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
1758–59
The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
1760s
The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  Italian, Oil on canvas
1760s
Diogenes in search of an honest man, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Il Grechetto)  Italian, Etching
ca. 1645–47
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Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista, and Keith Christiansen. 1996. Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.