These skies full of winged beings were brought into existence by Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804), son of the more renowned Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770).
Giandomenico inherited his father's visual vocabulary – the weightless goings-on among clouds; the mythical creatures and caricatures; elderly exotics, magicians, temples fragments. The son did little to alter his father's formulas, contenting himself with faithfully carrying them forward.
|Centaur and Satyr|
|Centauress and Satyr|
|Heads of Satyrs|
|Seahorse and Dolphin|
|Rest on the Flight into Egypt|
|Magician and Altar|
|Sacrifice of Isaac|
|Dance in the Country|
All from the Metropolitan Museum.