DU2309 Tiepolo and the Eighteenth-Century Venetian Painting

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Michaela Šeferisová Loudová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Michaela Šeferisová Loudová, Ph.D.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 K33
The course is intended for students of master degree studies. Basic knowledge on history of European baroque painting in 17th and 18th century is presupposed.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course is focused on the specifics of the Venetian paintings in the 18th century and on the work of the most important Venetian painter and fresco-painter Giambattista Tiepolo. One of the topics of this course is the fresco decoration in the residence in Würzburg, which will be introduced as an excellent example of interpretation of the baroque wall painting.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course student should be able to:
- describe the specifics of the Venetian paintings and its role in the history of the European painting;
- identify the typical stylistic feature of the Tiepolo´s work and explain, why the Tiepolo´s work is so extraordinary;
- explain the importance of the Venetian painting for the painting in the Central Europe in the 17th and 18th century and demonstrate it with concrete examples.
  • Specific position of Venetia, art patronage and its forms, Venetian painting in the 18th century.
  • Giambattista Tiepolo and his work.
  • Stylistic features of the Tiepolo´s work – drawing, colour, light, composition.
  • Wall paintings.
  • Fresco decoration of the residence in Würzburg.
  • FASSL, Johanna. Sacred eloquence : Giambattista Tiepolo and the rhetoric of the altarpiece. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010. 391 s. ISBN 9783034300353. info
  • Die Restaurierung eines Meisterwerks : das Tiepolo-Fresko im Treppenhaus der Würzburger Residenz. Edited by Matthias Staschull - Bernhard Rösch. Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2009. 412 s. ISBN 9783422067486. info
  • STEPHAN, Peter. "Im Glanz der Majestät des Reiches" - Tiepolo und die Würzburger Residenz : die Reichsidee der Schönborn und die politische Ikonologie des Barock. Weißenhorn: Konrad, 2002. 24 s. ISBN 3874374041. info
  • PEDROCCO, Filippo. Tiepolo : the complete paintings. 1st pub. New York: Rizzoli, 2002. 342 s. ISBN 0847824764. info
  • ALPERS, Svetlana and Michael BAXANDALL. Tiepolo and the pictorial intelligence. 2nd print. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. ix, 186. ISBN 0300068174. info
  • GEMIN, Massimo and Filippo PEDROCCO. Giambattista Tiepolo : i dipinti, opera completa. Illustrated by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. 1. ed. Venezia: Arsenale Editrice, 1993. 550 s. ISBN 8877431334. info
  • HUBALA, Erich and Otto MAYER. Die Residenz zu Würzburg. Photo by Wolf-Christian von der Mülbe. 1. Aüfl. Würzburg: Edition Popp, 1984. 320 s. ISBN 3881551115. info
Teaching methods
lectures, home reading
Assessment methods
The course is closed by written exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.

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