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

Bellerophon on Pegasus (detail)

1743-50
Fresco
Palazzo Labia, Venice

In contrast to the turbulent figural grouping of Bellerophon on Pegasus, the portrayal of Glory next to the pyramid, accompanied by several putti, represents an oasis of peace in the overall composition, in keeping with her thematic meaning of timeless Eternity.




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