press release

From 10th December 2014 until 20th april 2015 the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao host the exhibition “Giandomenico Tiepolo and the Fantasy Portrait”.

The exhibition comprises some twenty works by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Venice, 1727-1804), brother of Lorenzo Tiepolo (Venice, 1736-Madrid, 1776). Their father was the painter Battista Tiepolo (Venice, 1696-Madrid, 1770), the creator of a decorative fresco style that owed much to the elegance of the great Venetian painters, Veronese in particular. During his time in Spain, besides helping to paint frescoes Giandomenico produced a number of easel paintings and works on paper. The works included were selected by exhibition curator Andrés Úbeda de los Cobos, head of Conservation of Italian and French Painting (to 1700) at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. In recent years Úbeda de los Cobos has done valuable work in clarifying the personalities and artistic qualities of Giandomenico and Lorenzo, so often overshadowed by their acclaimed father.