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

The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra (detail)

Palazzo Labia, Venice

This section shows Cleopatra and Antony in the middle of a group of men of all ages in Oriental dress, the latter presenting a large variation of different types of figure. The main actors are emphasized by their magnificent costumes. Cleopatra's robes bring to mind the bridal dress for a royal wedding, like the one Tiepolo would eventually execute in his Würzburg frescoes.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.