TIEPOLO, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1696, Venezia, d. 1770, Madrid)
Palazzo Patriarcale, Udine
The picture shows the ceiling decoration of the stairwell in the Palazzo Patriarcale.
The stairwell, which is well-lit and has steps climbing around an open shaft three stories tall, serves as an imposing approach to the patriarch's suite. Tiepolo painted its ceiling with a striking Fall of the Angels framed by eight monochrome scenes from the Genesis - from the creation of Adam to the expulsion from Paradise.