Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) created monumental Rococo decorative schemes in palaces and churches in North-Est Italy, Soth-West Germany, and in Madrid (1762-1770).
The style is light-hearted, the palette light and warm, and he made great play with illusion.
Tiepolo painted religious and, above all, historical or allegorical pictures, for example scenes from the life of Cleopatra in 1745 (Palazzo Labia, Venice) and from the life of Frederick Barbarossa in 1757 (Kaisersaal, Wurzburg Palace). His sons were among his many assistants.
Why is Giovanni Battista Tiepolo famous?
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was a Italian painter, born in Venice.