Friday, 29 September 2017

The secret art of Giandomenico Tiepolo

Seven frescoes by Giandomenico Tiepolo at the Palladio Museum in Vicenza since 3 November 2017. Those frescoes were private people who decided to make them available to the museum. Due to historical events these frescoes have links to more famous works of art.

fresco by Tiepolo, photo Studio Esseci

fresco by Tiepolo, photo studio Esseci

The paintings have these subjects:
1) Ercole with chained Cerbero
2) Female figure with clave and leontea
3) Jupiter
4) Hercules and Idra
5) Hercules on the rocks
6) Pair of satyrs with flower pot
7) Satyr with vase and satirist with tambourine

Basilica Palladiana, Museum

Villa Valmarana ai Nani is a villa located at the gates of the city of Vicenza, on the slopes of the hill of San Bastian. The main building and the guesthouse of the villa were frescoed in 1757 by Giandomenico and his father Giambattista Tiepolo

fresco in Villa Valmarana ai Nani-photo wikipedia

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the villa is owned by the Valmarana family since 1720.
Another family branch owns a famous villa called often La Rotonda
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The artist inherited from his father a villa in the village of Zianigo. Giandomenico when he had free time frescoed the rooms with subjects as he liked. The frescoes were detached from the walls (1906) and are now visible at the Correr Museum in Venice.

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