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Giandomenico Tiepolo



Giandomenico Tiepolo

(b Venice, 30 Aug 1727; d Venice, 3 March 1804). Son of Giambattista Tiepolo.

Giambattista’s eldest surviving son, he entered his father’s studio in the early 1740s, where he learnt his art by copying his father’s drawings and etchings. In 1747, aged 20, Giandomenico painted a cycle of 14 paintings, the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) for the oratory of the Crucifix in S Polo, Venice (in situ). He avoided any hint of Giambattista’s grandiloquence and created tender scenes that portray the suffering of Christ, the grief of his followers and the cold objectivity of the bystanders in a straightforward manner. From 1750 to 1770 Giandomenico was both his father’s assistant and associate as well as an independent artist, although at times the roles merged. From 1750 to 1753 they were preparing and executing the fresco decorations in the Würzburg Residenz, but Giandomenico was also producing a large number of his own works, such as the Institution of the Eucharist (1753; Copenhagen, Stat. Mus. Kst). This is painted in the simple and direct manner that is typical of his art both as regards subject-matter—for example the Minuet (c. 1755; Barcelona, Mus. A. Catalunya), where the pleasure of a country dance is conveyed—and composition—for example the Four Camaldolese Saints (c. 1756; Verona, Castelvecchio), in which the figures are very simply grouped together.



Apoteosis de Hercules


Caída en el camino del calvario


Cristo a la columna


El descendimiento


El entierro de Cristo


El expolio


La coronacion de espinas


La crucifixion


La expulsion de los mercaderes del templo


Christ with the Woman Taken in Adultery

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