Triumph Maria, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo – overview of the painting
- Posted by Tiepolo
- Museum: Metropolitan Museum
- Year: 1729
Overview of the painting :
Triumph Maria – Giovanni Battista Tjepolo. Oil on canvas. 558.8 x 326.7
A large canvas refers to a series of ten paintings dedicated to famous episodes of the history of ancient Rome and intended for the luxurious hall in Ka’Dolphin, the Venetian residence of Patriarch Aquilea Dionisio Dolphin. Pictures enclosed in frames made using trompe-l’oeil technique (literally “wrapping”), later in 1870.left the walls of the palace. Two more works of this series are stored in the Metropolitan Museum of Art – “Takening of Carthage” and “Battle at Vercelli”. The other seven divided St. Petersburg and Vienna.
Polotno depicts the numerator of Ugurt brought by the captive in chains to Rome, finally defeated in 107. to n. e. Guy Mariem after a brutal war lasting six years. The scene is presented in compliance with the rules of the ancient Roman ceremonial: the triumph was one of the highest honors provided by the Senate to the winning commander, who, accompanied by signs of military distinction and military trophies, drove through the streets of Rome on a lush chariot drawn by white horses.
This work is transitional in the artist’s work, reflecting both the youthful period and the style of a mature master: the spirit of the pomp and high-parity of the stage is enriched with a light solution that harmoniously unites the figures and surroundings, and a magnificent sense of color gleaned by the artist in the Venetian art culture of the XVI century., especially in the work of Verones. On the left side of the canvas, in front of the warrior carrying the torch, Tjepolo portrayed himself.