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

View of the entrance wall

1719
Fresco
Villa Baglioni, Massanzago

The picture shows the entrance wall of the main hall. It is divided into two parts by the doors that lead into the hall from the monumental staircase. The right portion of the wall contains the scene of The Fall of Phaethon, in which he plunges into the Po River, the left part shows the Heliads, sisters of Phaethon, whose enormous grief at the loss of their beloved brother would prompt the gods to transform them into poplar.




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