Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Blind Cupid

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.

Blind Cupid

Blind Cupid



Centaur and Satyr

Centauress and Satyr

Satyr Family

Heads of Satyrs

Seahorse and Dolphin

Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Magician and Altar

Sacrifice of Isaac
c. 1755

Dance in the Country
c. 1755

All from the Metropolitan Museum.