2016年8月26日 星期五

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo,



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An ‪#‎XRay‬ is a type of radiation that can reveal much about a work of art, including the artist's working process and materials, as well as an artwork’s history and condition. The degree of x-ray penetration is dependent on a material's atomic weight: the lower the atomic weight, the more easily x-rays will pass through and appear dark in the x-radiograph; in contrast, materials of a high atomic weight absorb x-rays and will appear white.


Similarly, the thickness of materials will also affect the degree of opacity in an x-ray film. For example, the x-radiograph of Tiepolo’s “Young Lady in a Tricorn Hat” reveals several compositional changes, showing us that the artist reworked the composition. What changes can you see? Why do you think the artist chose to make those changes?


The most dramatic change is the woman’s fan, originally painted open. In addition, we can see a shift in her fingers, as they were originally painted to accommodate the open fan. The radio-dense paint ‘lead white’ was likely used to paint the fan--allowing us to clearly see the change in the x-radiograph. Similarly, there are numerous changes to the contours of the open fan--before it was completely altered--and the position of the woman’s mask. This suggests that both were reworked during the artist’s process. What more can you find? ‪#‎ArtAtoZ‬


X-radiograph of "Young Lady in a Tricorn Hat," Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, c. 1755/1760, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1952.5.77



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Tiepolo's 'An Allegory with Venus and Time' was probably carried out as the central decoration for a ceiling in a palace. It is designed to be seen from below, at an angle: http://bit.ly/1IEeey5




Happy birthday to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, born on this day in 1696. In his hands, the informal oil sketch was raised to a primary art form, worthy to be collected alongside his finished paintings. Learn more and view a slideshow of works: http://met.org/1DUFlAF


Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696–1770) | Allegory of the Planets and Continents | 1752



Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was famed as a decorator. The artist made this small sketch as his model for a vast ceiling fresco in the throne room of the Royal Palace of Madrid. This project, taking its cue from the room's function, was the climax of his illustrious career.
Zoom in to examine Tiepolo's design by clicking this link:http://go.usa.gov/xDpVm. In the center we see the allegorical figure of Spain enthroned and flanked by Herculean statues. Just above is the trumpeting figure of Fame. The borders are packed with lively figures representing the provinces of Spain and the continents where she held colonies. Imagine you are standing in a large, high-ceilinged space with this design above you. What details catch your eye? Are there any that you might associate with the Americas? What are they?
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, "Wealth and Benefits of the Spanish Monarchy under Charles III," 1762, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection



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