Monday, July 1, 2019

TIEPOLO IN MILAN: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto.

Preparatory Works Reunited for the First Time 

LAST CHANCE TO SEE the paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs related to Giambattista Tiepolo’s (1696–1770) first significant project outside of Venicethe series of ceiling frescoes, painted in 1730–31 for Palazzo Archinto in Milan, was tragically destroyed during World War II. Presented by the Frick now through July 14, 2019, Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto brings together more than fifty works from collections in the US and Europe to tell the story of this important commission. 

As the Frick does not loan objects purchased by the institution’s founder, the New York museum is the only place where these works can be displayed together. Several complementary drawings and books illustrated by Tiepolo are included, alongside documentary photographs, taken between 1897 and the early 1940s, which are the only surviving records of the finished frescoes. The exhibition is organized by The Frick Collection in collaboration with the Azienda di Servizi alla Persona Golgi-Redaelli, Milan, and curated by Xavier F. Salomon, the Frick’s Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, with Andrea Tomezzoli, Professor at the University of Padua, and Denis Ton, Curator of the Musei Civici in Belluno. 

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