Giambattista Tiepolo

Past Exhibition: In Pursuit of Quality

Painting of Abraham leading Isaac up a mountain
In Pursuit of Quality: 25 Years of Collecting Old Masters, Paintings from The Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
November 15, 1989 to January 14, 1990

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, The Frick Collection presented an unprecedented loan exhibition of seventeen pictures, spanning the period from the Renaissance to the late eighteenth century.

William Barcham: "Tiepolo's Milanese Frescoes"

William Barcham giving lecture at The Frick Collection

William Barcham, Professor Emeritus, Fashion Institute of Technology

Born in 1696, Giambattista Tiepolo was arguably, by the mid-eighteenth century, Europe’s greatest artist. His proving ground as a painter of international renown took place not in his native Venice, but in Milan, then part of the Habsburg Empire. This lecture looks at three grand fresco cycles executed by Tiepolo between 1730 and 1740 for noble Milanese families serving the Austrian throne, as well as his frescoed chapel in the church of St. Ambrose, dedicated to the patron saint of Milan.

Xavier F. Salomon: "The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto”

Xavier Salomon giving lecture at Frick Collection
The frescoed ceilings commissioned by Count Carlo Archinto for his palace in Milan were among the masterpieces of Giambattista Tiepolo’s early career and are the subject of the current special exhibition. This lecture examines the history of the frescoes within the broader context of the Archinto family and their palace.

Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'Tiepolo in Milan'
Xavier F. Salomon, Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the exhibition Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto, on view at The Frick Collection from April 16, 2019, through July 14, 2019.