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Fantasy and reality: Tiepolo's poetic language at Wutzburg, Verona and Madrid

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In his fresco decorations at Würzburg, Verona and Madrid, Giambattista Tiepolo revealed the full extent of his imaginative powers, and his highly creative approach to the familiar language of Baroque allegory. Giambattista’s extraordinary capacity for inventiveness can be seen equally in his intimate graphic works as in his grand-scale public commissions. In this article, I intend to explore Tiepolo’s inventiveness and visual rhetoric, particularly in the 1750s and 1760s, and to examine how ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Gardens, Libraries and Museums
Department:
Academic Services; Ashmolean Museum
Oxford college:
St Johns College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Museo di Castelvecchio Publisher's website
Journal:
Verona Illustrata Journal website
Volume:
2017
Issue:
30
Pages:
101-118
Publication date:
2018-01-01
Acceptance date:
2017-12-18
ISSN:
1120-3226
Pubs id:
pubs:821166
URN:
uri:935f88f9-e323-4442-b0ef-aea90f9e09fc
UUID:
uuid:935f88f9-e323-4442-b0ef-aea90f9e09fc
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