Ca' Rezzonico and the Frescoes of Giandomenico Tiepolo

The Swing of Pulcinella, 1791-93, by Giandomenico Tiepolo, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
The Swing of Pulcinella by Giandomenico Tiepolo
There are many excellent reasons to visit the Ca' Rezzonico, but the greatest for me are the extraordinary frescoes by Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804). 

The frescoes originally decorated a villa in Zianigo (near Mirano), which his father, Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770), bought in 1757. Although the villa was a modest establishment, it was still a mark of a very successful career for one of the greatest Venetian painters of the eighteenth century.  
Mondo Novo (det.) by Giandomenico Tiepolo, 1791, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
Mondo Novo (det.) by Giandomenico Tiepolo
Tiepolo senior rarely stayed in the villa, but his son spent long periods there. Over a period of almost forty years (1759-97), Giandomenico decorated the villa with images which were for the exclusive enjoyment of himself and his family. 
The Promenade by Giandomenico Tiepolo, 1791, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
The Promenade by Giandomenico Tiepolo
The frescoes were removed from the villa in 1906. 

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  1. Ma Passion: je vais à la ca' Rezzonico pour voir surtout Tiepolo....je profite également du reste au passage!
    j'y serai la semaine prochaine!!!
    M de Sclos

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