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Tiepolo

Tiepolo Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection

May 20–August 10, 2008

Some sixty drawings by the brilliant Venetian master Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770) and his son and valued assistant Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727–1804) are on view in the court level of the newly refurbished and reinstalled Robert Lehman Wing. The selection highlights the different aspects of the two artists' graphic production, from the preparatory studies of figures or animals to narrative drawings conceived as finished works of art. In addition to examples of the artists' religious and mythological subjects, a section is devoted to the acclaimed caricatures and genre scenes. The works are all selected from the Metropolitan Museum's Robert Lehman Collection.