Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

(1696 - 1770)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, a Venetian, was the greatest Italian Rococo painter, although his style was founded on the Grand Manner of the High Renaissance. His imaginative decorative frescoes are light in colour and airy in feel; the National Gallery's 'Allegory with Venus and Time' was part of a ceiling decoration and is similarly light and airy. ...
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