TIEPOLO, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1696, Venezia, d. 1770, Madrid)
The Prophet Isaiah1724-29
Fresco, 200 x 250 cm
Palazzo Patriarcale, Udine
This is one of the corner scenes on the ceiling in the Sala Rossa (Sala del Tribunale).
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.