Die Anbetung der Könige
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

Die Anbetung der Könige,

1753
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
408 x 210,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal XII
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1159
Acquisition
Erworben 1804 als Säkularisationsgut aus dem Benediktinerkloster Münsterschwarzach
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Die Anbetung der Könige, 1753, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A9xlyOeLWv (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
This painting was created for the church at Münsterschwarzach Abbey. It was one of the so-called ‘winter pictures’ that Tiepolo completed when he had to stop work on the frescoes in the Residence in Würzburg. The rousing festive scene of the Adoration is theatrically staged on the steps of a ruined temple. The figures shown from behind, which frame the work, lead the viewer’s eye directly into the scene full of colour and light. Tiepolo’s work in Würzburg represented the apex of the fame enjoyed by Venetian painting throughout Europe in the eighteenth century.

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