Tiepolo Drawings in Paris

April 15 2024

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Picture: Beaux-Arts de Paris

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Beaux-Arts de Paris opened their latest drawings exhibition at the end of last month. The Tiepolos, invention and virtuosity in Venice brings together drawings and etchings by Giambattista Tiepolo and his two sons.

According to the blurb on the website:

The Beaux-Arts de Paris owns a remarkable collection of ten works by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770), making it the second-largest public collection of the artist's drawings in France. Above all, this collection is the only one in France to include drawings not only by Giambattista, but also by his two painter sons, Giandomenico (1727-1804) and Lorenzo (1736-1776), as well as another of Tiepolo's assistants in the 1730s, Giovanni Raggi. This collection alone provides an overview of graphic practices within the family and the studio.

The study of these sheets and prints, combined with works by other artists - sources of inspiration such as Rembrandt, masters such as Piazzetta, and contemporaries such as Canaletto, Guardi and Novelli - highlights the great modernity of their art. This is particularly evident in their ability to produce variations on the same theme, both in traditional religious and mythological subjects and in figure studies, particularly caricatures, as well as scenes from Venetian life. The exhibition also explores the relationship between the father and his sons, and the work within a family of artists.

The show will run until 30th June 2024.

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