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

Venus and Vulcan

1762-66
Fresco
Halberdiers' Room, Palacio Real, Madrid

Tiepolo's fresco on the vault of the Halberdiers' Room in the Royal Palace depicts Venus charging Vulcan to forge the arms of Aeneas, a topic taken from Virgil's Aeneid and chosen for the military function of the room. The stucco decoration was executed by Bartolomeo Rusca.




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