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May 3–September 4, 2005 at the Getty Center

Tiepolo: Fifteen Oil Sketches

Giambattista Tiepolo: Fifteen Oil Sketches
By Jon Seydl

Best known for his monumental frescoes and epic altarpieces, Tiepolo also made exquisite, smaller oil sketches in preparation for these grand commissions. The unusual intimacy of these preparatory sketches—made directly on the canvas with no preliminary underdrawing—reveals a great artist's vigorous imagination at work. Paper: $19.95.

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