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

The Apotheosis of the Pisani Family (detail)

Villa Pisani, Stra

The various members of the Pisani family are surrounded by several allegorical figures. Truth appears as a naked woman, the crowned woman atop the globe and seen from behind personifies Italy, while the various arts are represented at her feet: Astronomy with telescope and globe, Music with horn and score, Sculpture with block of marble and bust, as well as Painting with brush. The allegories of Peace with palm leaves, and of Plenty with amphora and floral crown complete the scene on the left-hand side.

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