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

View of the ballrom toward the west wall

1743-50
Fresco
Palazzo Labia, Venice

This view shows the fresco decoration by Tiepolo. The story of Antony and Cleopatra is illustrated in a series of paintings framed by illusionistic architecture created by Girolamo Mengozzi Colonna. The decoration, which covers the entire room, is unique in 18th-century Venice.




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