(William L. Barcham
The art of Giambattista Tiepolo represents a key chapter in the rich history of Venetian painting. Tiepolo first exhibited in his native Venice in 1716, and his career ended in Madrid, where he died while employed by the king of Spain. The entire range of his art is presented in this beautiful volume. 100 illustrations; 40 full-page colorplates. [Ingram]
Giambattista Tiepolo 1696-1770
(Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Keith Christiansen
This lavishly illustrated catalogue showcases the impressive body of work by a true master. In entries on every work shown and wide-ranging essays accompanied by 297 black-and-white and full-color illustrations, eight American and European authorities explore the richness and diversity of Tiepolo's achievements. They reveal enormous variety within his oeuvre, demonstrating that he was one of the presiding geniuses of the European imagination, the greatest artist of 18th century Venice, and, excepting only Goya and David, of 18th century Europe. The essays focus on Tiepolo's formation; his mastery of mythological and poetic subjects; his deeply moving religious pictures; his rare excursions into portraiture and studies of ideal heads; and the process by which he proceeded from initial ideas to larger scale canvases and frescoes. Written for the scholar and general reader alike, these texts are lavishly supported by illustrations of Tiepolo's works and those of his predecessors and contemporaries. A documented chronology of Tiepolo's life and art, detailed provenances, references, and a bibliography are provided. No art library collection on European art history can be considered complete without the inclusion of Giambattista Tiepolo: 1696-1770. [Midwest Book Review]
Giambattista Tiepolo : His Life and Art
The full-length treatment in English of Tiepolo`s life and career. Examining in detail the genesis and the achievement of Tiepolo`s major accomplishments, and presenting a rich array of illustrations-some never before reproduced-Michael Levey presents the fullest possible evidence for a deeper understanding and enjoyment of the great Italian artist.