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The Resource Tiepolo pink, Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen

Tiepolo pink, Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen

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Tiepolo pink
Title
Tiepolo pink
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoes that are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him--but though his contemporaries appreciated and admired him, they failed to understand him. Few have even attempted to tackle Tiepolo's series of thirty-three bizarre and haunting etchings, the Capricci and the Scherzi, but Roberto Calasso rises to the challenge, interpreting them as chapters in a dark narrative that contains the secret of Tiepolo's art. Blooming ephebes, female Satyrs, Oriental sages, owls, snakes: we will find them all, as well as Punchinello and Death, within the pages of this book, along with Venus, Time, Moses, numerous angels, Cleopatra, and Beatrice of Burgundy--a motley company always on the go. Calasso makes clear that Tiepolo was more than a dazzling intermezzo in the history of painting. Rather, he represented a particular way of meeting the challenge of form: endowed with a fluid, seemingly effortless style, Tiepolo was the last incarnation of that peculiar Italian virtue sprezzatura, the art of not seeming artful."--From publisher description
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Summary
A sophisticated analysis of the 18th-century Venetian painter's 33 etchings, the Capricci and the Scherzi, interprets them as chapters in a dark narrative that reveals key truths about Tiepolo's art, in an assessment that offers insight into his sprezzatura-inspired approaches to form. Reprint
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10026988
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Calasso, Roberto
Dewey number
769.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.T5
LC item number
C3513 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McEwen, Alastair
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  • Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
  • Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
Target audience
adult
Label
Tiepolo pink, Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Italy as Il rosa Tiepolo by Adelphi Edizioni, Milan, in 2006"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"A pleasure accompanied by light" -- Meridian theurgy -- Glory and solitude
Control code
ocn316029785
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780307267665
Lccn
2009020011
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)316029785
Label
Tiepolo pink, Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Italy as Il rosa Tiepolo by Adelphi Edizioni, Milan, in 2006"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"A pleasure accompanied by light" -- Meridian theurgy -- Glory and solitude
Control code
ocn316029785
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780307267665
Lccn
2009020011
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)316029785

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