With lesser-known religious canvases and landscapes alongside large-scale history scenes, this exhibition looks beyond the dreamlike, ornamental quality of Tiepolo’s painting to focus on the artist’s skill as a storyteller, combining high drama with subtle humour. Find out more from the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart’s website.
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Rinaldo and Armida in the magic garden (c. 1752), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Residenz Würzburg. Photo: © Bayerische Schlössverwaltung
Rape of Europe (c. 1720–23), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Galleria dell’Academia, Venice. Photo: courtesy of the Ministero Beni e Att. Culturali; © bpk/Scala
Caricature of a seated, overgrown man (on a bedside chair?) (c. 1750/60), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin. Photo: Jörg P Anders; © bpk/Scala
Rest on the Flight into Egypt (c. 1762/70), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
James the Great (1749–50), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts Budapest 2019