Who Was Italian Artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
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Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was born in Venice.
March 05, 1696.
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (March 5, 1696 — March 27, 1770). He is also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo.
He was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice who painted in the “Rococo” style.
He was prolific and worked not only in Italy but also in Germany and Spain.
And one of the greatest decorative painters of the eighteenth century in Europe, and its most able craftsman.
Apollo Pursuing Daphne, 1755–1760.
Roccoco or Late Baroque, is an ornamental and theatrical style of architecture, art, and decoration.
It combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colors, sculpted molding, and trompe-l’œil frescoes to create surprise and the illusion of motion and drama.
The Rococo style began in France in the 1730s as a reaction against the more formal and geometric Louis XIV style.
Apotheosis of Spain, 1762–1766.
It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement.
The Empire of Flora, c. 1743.
Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida, 1742–1745.