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

Angelica Carving Medoro's Name on a Tree

Fresco, 320 x 160 cm
Villa Valmarana ai Nani, Vicenza

This scene is on the wall of the room of Ariosto.

In front of an extensive, yet barely-developed landscape, Angelica carves the name of her beloved onto a tree. She has her back to the viewer and is looking down at Medoro, who sits to her left.

This was a popular scene in Italian Baroque painting. It was the discovery of these proofs of their love that caused Orlando's jealous rage.