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Giovan Battista Tiepolo

St. Bartholomew's Martyrdom

St. Bartholomew's Martyrdom

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At first, Giovan Battista Tiepolo's work was part of the Tenebrous artistic movement, which is clear in some of his works such as the "Martirio di San Bartolomeo" (1722) . He managed to receive commissions to fresco Venetian churches, palaces and aristocratic villas. Villa Pisani in Stra is home to his most famous fresco.

Tiepolo's painting differs from the Baroque style because there is more focus in creating contrasts between fiction and reality. Tiepolo's representations are dreamlike, far from realistic perceptions of space.


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