How many thousands of tourists walk over this stone in Mercerie, San Marco, Venice, without ever seeing it? It is the date of Tiepolo's unsuccessful uprising on June 15, 1310. The leader of the putsch of 1310: #Bajamonte#Tiepolo . He tried to overthrow the #Doge and the Grand Council. He was justly exiled for his iniquitous betrayal.Indeed but the Querini family got away with it! It is difficult sometimes to look down in a city where there is so much extreme beauty to look up at.
Notice anything different? A major conservation treatment of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s "Bacchus and Ariadne" (c. 1743/1745, oil on canvas) revealed elements hidden from view since the work was removed from its original location in the 18th century. The immense painting now looks closer to how it would have appeared when it decorated the staircase of a Venetian palace. Gallery conservators removed old overpaint (seen in the second image) which uncovered leaves wrapped with gold ribbons on either side of the composition. They also found architectural features which would have integrated the painting into its surrounding space.
You can now see "Bacchus and Ariadne" on view in Lobby B on the Main Floor of the Gallery’s West Building. #tiepolo#nationalgalleryofart#artconservation#paintingconservation
Mončič: Master philosopher, do you think those mega collars will increase our senses of the universe?
Old philosopher: One must believe the Amazon sent right manual for those collars!
Mončič: You sure, they have free return policy, Master?
Old philosopher: Mončič hush, the Universe will take care of it!
Mončič: Well, I'm thirsty... #tiepolo#giovannidomenicotiepolo
~ The pagan sorceress, Armida ~
The story of Armida, a Saracen sorceress and Rinaldo, a soldier in the First Crusade, was created by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso.
In his epic Gerusalemme liberata, Rinaldo is a fierce and determined warrior who is also honorable and handsome. Armida has been sent to stop the Christians from completing their mission and is about to murder the sleeping soldier, but instead she falls in love. She creates an enchanted garden where she holds him a lovesick prisoner. Eventually Charles and Ubaldo, two of his fellow Crusaders, find him and hold a shield to his face, so he can see his image and remember who he is. .
Rinaldo barely can resist Armida’s pleadings, but his comrades insist that he return to his Christian duties. At the close of the poem, when the pagans have lost the final battle, Rinaldo, remembering his promise to be her champion still, prevents her from giving way to her suicidal impulses and offers to restore her to her lost throne. .
Many painters and composers were inspired by Tasso's tale. The works that resulted often added or subtracted an element; Tasso himself continued to edit the story for years. In some versions, Armida is converted to Christianity, in others, she rages and destroys her own enchanted garden. She occupies a place in the literature of abandoned women such as the tragic Dido, who committed suicide, and the evil Circe, whom Odysseus abandoned to complete his voyage, but she is considered by many to be more human, and thus more compelling and sympathetic, than either of them.
Painting 1 : Armida Encounters the Sleeping Rinaldo, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 🎨
Painting 2 : Armida, by Jacques Blanchard 🎨
This preliminary sketch by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was in preparation for the ceiling of the Würzburg Residenz, considered to be Tiepolo's greatest achievement. It depicts the Greek Pantheon of deities representing the planets and continents. "Allegory of the Planets and Continents" Oil on canvas. Venice, Italy. 1752. #metmuseum#themetropolitanmuseumofart#tiepolo#painting#greekgods#Italian
Ciaooo come va?
Oggi ho finito l'ultimo esame scritto, poi orale e ADDIO PROOOF!
Comunque... questo è il mio penultimo post, posterò anche quando avrò finito gli esami e poi me ne vado dalla pagina per lasciare spazio a chi resterà alla Tiepolo.
From Oscar Niemeyer to Tiepolo; an athletic couture look from Ermenegildo Zegna on Friday night before the great Brazilian architecture and into a Mannerist sunset. See my bio for my review... @zegnaofficial #ermenegildozegna#zegna @alessandrosartoriofficial #oscarniemeyer#tiepolo @tiepolo @fashionnetworkcom