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

View of the ballroom toward the east wall

1743-50
Fresco
Palazzo Labia, Venice

The decoration of the ballroom covers the entire wall surface. The faux perspectival architecture laid out by Mengozzi-Colonna prior to Tiepolo's involvement is particularly effective; in keeping with a frequently repeated scheme, it illusionistically expands the relatively modest-sized cubic room, making it appear much vaster and creating a fictitious space that seems to extend infinitely.




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