TIEPOLO, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1696, Venezia, d. 1770, Madrid)

The Prophet Isaiah

1726-29
Fresco, 200 x 250 cm
Palazzo Patriarcale, Udine

The painting depicts the prophet Isaiah at the moment where he is called to prophecy. The approaching angel holds a piece of burning coal to his lips with tongs and so brings about the forgiveness of his sins. Isaiah hears the voice of the Lord and agrees to his mission.