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

Rinaldo's Departure from Armida

Oil on canvas, 39 x 62 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Tiepolo illustrated in two horizontal paintings Tasso's Renaissance epic poem Gerusalemme Liberata. The lovers Rinaldo and Almira are first seen in Armida's ravishing Palladian magical garden, then at Rinaldo's reluctant departure. These Mozartian paintings are either bozzetti or replicas in small format of the painter's large scenes of 1753 for the Episcopal Palace at Würzburg.

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