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Time unveiling truth
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18th Century
Giambattista TIEPOLO
Born 5-3-1696 Italy, Died 27-3-1770Spain
Time unveiling truth
[Il Tempo scropre la Verita]
Oil on canvas
259 x 350 cm  [HxW]
Museo Civico Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza

Time with a scythe to cut short time unveils Truth who holds the sun in her left hand while old Lies tumbles from a cloud. This allegory extols the virtues of Tiepolo’s patron, a prominent lawyer, who commissioned it for the ceiling of a vast hall. Tiepolo was a master of Venetian 18th century Rococo ceiling painting.

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