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Tiepolo

[tee-ep-uh-loh; Italian tye-paw-law] /tiˈɛp əˌloʊ; Italian ˈtyɛ pɔ lɔ/
noun
1.
Giovanni Battista
[joh-vah-nee buh-tee-stuh;; Italian jaw-vahn-nee baht-tee-stah] /dʒoʊˈvɑ ni bəˈti stə;; Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni bɑtˈti stɑ/ (Show IPA),
1696–1770, and his son, Giovanni Domenico
[duh-men-i-koh;; Italian daw-me-nee-kaw] /dəˈmɛn ɪˌkoʊ;; Italian dɔˈmɛ ni kɔ/ (Show IPA)
1727–1804, Italian painters.
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  • In Tiepolo's work especially you realise the character of these eighteenth-century people.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • The ceiling is frescoed by Tiepolo in his most flamboyant style.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • The rival leaders met in the streets and Tiepolo was assaulted.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • The ceiling is decorated with a fresco of Tiepolo, taken from a Venetian palace.

    The Revolt of the Angels Anatole France
  • As an artist, Tiepolo was undoubtedly the strongest of these four.

  • The ceiling, painted in fresco by Tiepolo, was full of light and airy grace.

    From the Oak to the Olive Julia Ward Howe
  • Why should a lady of the Tiepolo employ a girl of the public prisons!

    The Bravo J. Fenimore Cooper
  • If its owner has a name in Venice, he will not refuse hospitality to a daughter of Tiepolo.

    The Bravo J. Fenimore Cooper
  • The daughter of Tiepolo colored, in turn, but it was not in resentment.

    The Bravo J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Tiepolo chose two scenes from the life of Cleopatra, and there is no doubt that he could draw.

British Dictionary definitions for Tiepolo

Tiepolo

/Italian ˈtjɛːpolo; English tiːˈɛpəˌləʊ/
noun
1.
Giovanni Battista (dʒoˈvanni batˈtista). 1696–1770, Italian rococo painter, esp of frescoes as in the Residenz at Würzburg
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