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The suicide of Ajax
 
18th Century
Giambattista TIEPOLO
Born 5-3-1696 Italy, Died 27-3-1770Spain
 
The suicide of Ajax
[La morte di Aiace Telamonio]
c.1720- 22
Oil on canvas
37.5 x 47.6 cm  [HxW]
Walpole Gallery, Londra
 

Ajax committed suicide when Achilles’ weapons were given to Ulysses. Ajax was transformed by the gods into a plant. Tiepolo worked from life with sharply-lit models.

 
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