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

Venus and Vulcan

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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