Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo

Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo

Master Drawings from the Anthony J. Moravec Collection
Adelheid M Gealt, edited by Adelheid M Gealt
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Format: Hardback 68 color illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-02290-5
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Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo documents an important collection of master drawings donated by an individual to the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, including five drawings by the celebrated Venetian genius Giambattista Tiepolo and sixteen drawings by his most famous son, Domenico Tiepolo. Twelve of the sixteen form part of Domenico’s most important drawing series—his exhaustive visual exploration of the New Testament. Also included are two drawings discovered after the 2006 publication of Domenico Tiepolo: A New Testament and seen here for the first time. Gealt and Knox are world-renowned experts on the Tiepolos and this book will serve as a useful reference to understanding their work as draftsmen. This beautiful illustrated volume will appeal to art lovers, biblical scholars, and those who value the unique work of the Tiepolos.

Author Bio

Adelheid M. Gealt is Director Emerita of the Eskenazi Museum of Art and Professor of the History of Art at IU. She is an internationally recognized expert on Domenico Tiepolo’s lost serial narratives, and is author, with George Knox, of a number of publications including, most recently, Domenico Tiepolo: A New Testament (IUP, 2006) in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Frick Collection, New York, for which she was guest curator.

The late George Knox was Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia and an authority on Venetian art. His fundamental contributions to our knowledge of the drawings of Giambattista Tiepolo include his Catalogue of the Tiepolo Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum and Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo: A Study and Catalogue Raisonné of the Chalk Drawings.


“This beautiful illustrated work will appeal to art lovers, biblical scholars, and those who value the unique work of the Tiepolos.”

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Table of Contents

Foreword, David Brenneman
Preface and Acknowledgments
Structure of the Catalogue
An Interview with the Collector, Anthony J. Moravec and Adelheid M. Gealt
A Brief History of Venetian Drawing
Giambattista Tiepolo, a Brief Biography
Development as a Draftsman
Flight into Egypt
Holy Family
Domenico Tiepolo, a Brief Biography
St. Anthony of Padua
Satyrs and Centaurs
New Testament
Palma Giovane
Ubaldo Gandolfi
Giuseppe Bernardino Bison