Thursday, January 13, 2011

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (March 5, 1696 – March 27, 1770)

Madonna of the Goldfinch
c. 1760

Tiépolo was one of the most important Rococo painters, but somehow he's not very well remembered today. It's odd, but I've noticed that great, but not stylistically distinguished, painters, whom few could say a bad word about, often slip beyond our memories. It's especially unfortunate with Giovanni, who had such a beautiful way of capturing the emotions of his characters.

The Immaculate Conception

St. James the Greater Conquering the Moors

St. Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata

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