Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Painter, printmaker and draftsman, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo was born in 1727. Although quite successful as a painter and engraver, some of his most provocative works were drawings. Training in the studio of his father, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, the younger Tiepolo was independently producing works for his own commissions at the age of twenty.
Tiepolo’s subjects both secular and religious, showed that he had a more straightforward approach to composition than his father. It seems that Tiepolo stopped working for a period of about fifteen years, after which he drew and painted in a completely altered manner. During the 1790s, he painted frescoes in his Ventian family villa and produced a series of over 100 drawings as “Entertainments for the Children”.