11.10.2019 - 2.2.2020Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770) was celebrated by his contemporaries as “the best painter of Venice”. Born in Venice, he became one of the most important artists of the eighteenth century – as sought-after in Italy as he was in Würzburg or Madrid. To mark the 250th anniversary of his death, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart put together a major exhibition which showcases the museum’s first-rate holdings of the artist in the wider context of outstanding works drawn from public and private collections in Europe and overseas.
The exhibition is the first in the German-speaking world to focus on Tiepolo’s career in its entirety and to shed light on the diversity of his oeuvre – from elegant paintings with mythological or historical subjects to dramatic religious pictures as well as caricatures, drawings and etchings.
The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue.