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

Ceiling decoration

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.

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