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

Ceiling decoration

Palazzo Labia, Venice

In contrast with the ceiling paintings in Baroque churches, the ceiling in the ballroom of Palazzo Labia, with its allegorical-mythological program,, is subordinated to the walls. Its content does not appear to be closely related to that of the wall pictures.

The centre panel depicts Bellerophon, the celebrated Corinthian hero, riding on Pegasus toward the Gloria. Above and below this panel are the Personification of Justice and the Personification of Nobility, respectively. Four monochrome paintings with classical offering scenes are around the circular panel.

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