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

The Banquet of Cleopatra (detail)

1743-50
Fresco
Palazzo Labia, Venice

For the face of Antony Tiepolo fell back on a type of portrait which he often used in other contexts, e. g. for the god of war, Mars. This section lets us see the detailed rendering of the ornamental decoration on the armor and helmet, thus demonstrating the importance Tiepolo assigned to such apparently insignificant details.




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