Art: Tiepolo

The Metropolitan Museum (Manhattan) acquired and placed on exhibition a ceiling that is regarded as a major work of Tiepolo, one of the leaders of the later Venetian school. The ceiling was painted in the latter half of the 18th Century for the Barbaro family, and glorifies Francesco Barbaro, founder of the family and defender of Brescia from the Duke of Milan. This work was done during Tiepolo's mature period after he had completed his famous decorations in the palace of the Archbishop of Wurtzburg.


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