Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: Selections from the “Scherzi” and “Capricci”
May 11 through June 30, 2013
Tiepolo (Italian, 1696–1770) was a Venetian painter and printmaker who produced about three-dozen etchings, most of which were published posthumously in two series, the “Scherzi” (22 plates issued in 1778) and the “Capricci” (10 plates, 1785). These lyrical and mysterious images reflect the character of the Venetian Republic that was then enjoying its final flower of mercantile and political power, as well as its perennial attraction to tourists.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696–1770), Soldier Seated on a Tomb, with Surrounding Figures, ca. 1743 (detail), etching on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr. in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Sr., 19126.96.36.199.