Room 39

Nazari, Pittoni, and Tiepolo

Although no longer the powerful maritime empire it had been in previous centuries, Venice remained a prosperous trading place and a centre for the visual arts until the decline of the Venetian Republic at the end of the 18th century.

Aristocratic Venetian officials commissioned leading portrait painters like Nazario Nazari to paint imposing likenesses. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo initiated a second renaissance of Venetian art with his bright and vibrant colours: his imaginative frescoes and canvases became the new fashion for the decorations of the many palaces, churches and villas. Giovanni Battista Pittoni was one of the painters deeply affected by the work of Tiepolo and, through his many commissions from abroad, Pittoni played an important role in the international success of the Venetian Rococo style.

Paintings in this room

Nazario Nazari: 'Andrea Tron'
Andrea Tron
Nazario Nazari
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: 'Seated Man, Woman with Jar, and Boy'
Seated Man, Woman with Jar, and Boy
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: 'Two Men in Oriental Costume'
Two Men in Oriental Costume
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: 'Two Orientals seated under a Tree'
Two Orientals seated under a Tree
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo