Date(s) - 30 Oct, 2020 - 21 Mar, 2021
About the exhibition
The artistic production of the great Venetian artist Tiepolo and some other artists of the same period can now be enjoyed online thanks to an immersive 3D virtual tour. The exhibition and the over 70 works on display can be virtually visited on the Gallerie d’Italia’s website.
The interactive tour is also enriched by some videos on a selected nucleus of works and integrated by an innovative immersive audio experience thanks to which, through the voice of Giandomenico Tiepolo, visitors can discover the life and the most significant works on display of the eighteenth-century genius.
What’s on display?
The exhibition “Tiepolo. Venezia, Milano, l’Europa” (the Italian for Tiepolo. Venice, Milan, Europe) gathers over 70 masterpieces by Tiepolo himself and by other important contemporary artists. Spread over eight sections, the display traces the artistic career of the Venetian master, following his international success, from his beginnings in Venice, through his experience in Milan, to the great commissions at the European courts of Germany and Spain.
Among the works on exhibit, visitors can admire masterpieces including the early mythologies of the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, the great cycles of paintings for Venetian palaces, a series of works made in Milan, such as the frescoes of the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio and the one executed for Palazzo Gallarati Scotti.
Some drawings and a wonderful sketch from the Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth (United States) show the preparatory phases of the fresco for the Gallery on the piano nobile of Palazzo Clerici.
The German productions are exemplified by the sketch for a room of the Residence of Würzburg coming from Stuttgart and by the Banquet of Anthony and Cleopatra, here documented in the variant of the National Gallery of London.
The years in Germany and Spain were the years of close collaboration between Tiepolo and his sons, particularly with Giandomenico: the exhibition closes emblematically with a comparison between father and son, with Tiepolo senior’s Saint Francis of Assisi Receives the Stigmata, from the Prado Museum, and Giandomenico’s Abraham and the Three Angels, from the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice.
Tickets and Information
The 3d virtual tour can be enjoyed for free at www.gallerieditalia.com/virtual-tour/tiepolo/