Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Der heilige Jakobus der Ältere, Detail, 1749–50, Budapest, Szépművészeti Múzeum, © Budapest Szépművészeti Múzeum – Museum of Fine Arts Budapest 2019
Giovanni 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, we are putting
together a major exhibition which will showcase 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.
As a modern response to Tiepolo, we present works by Christoph Brech, whose multimedia pieces, among them a video created especially for the exhibition, are the result of the artist’s dialogic engagement with the works of the Venetian master.
The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue. Available at the museum shop for 29,90 €.
Accompanying the exhibition, the Graphik Kabinett is presenting the show La Serenissima. Italian Drawings from the 16th to the 18th Century.
12 € / 10 € incl. collection
(11,50 € / 9,50 € without collection)
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Listen to the music of Tiepolo's art! In cooperation with SWR2 we recorded and published the music CD »Echoes of the Grand Canal« (audax) with Diana Haller and the Ensemble Diderot. Excerpts from the CD accompany you on our audioguide for the exhibition. The CD is available in the museum shop for 16,90 €.
Here are some pictures from the recordings.
Apelles und Campaspe - Vivaldi - Trio sonata in C Major, RV 60 - I
Der Heilige Jakobus - Vivaldi - [Aria] In furore iustissimae irae
Apoll und Daphne - Platti - Sonata in G Minor - IV
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