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

Fortitude and Justice

1743
Oil on canvas, 235 x 240 cm
Scuola Grande dei Carmini, Venice

Tiepolo decorated the ceiling of the Sala Capitolare in the Scuola Grande dei Carmini with the canvases Apparition of the Virgin to St Simon Stock, together with virtues and allegories.

For this corner canvas Tiepolo took his inspiration from Veronese's work in the Sala del Collegio of the Palazzo Ducale. He brought his models up to date with more theatrical, relaxed poses and a use of colour that exploits vibrant tones of light.




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