The Carnival Room

Ali, Tiepolo’s black servant – Giandomenica Tiepolo - Guest House

Ali, Tiepolo’s black servant – Giandomenica Tiepolo – Guest House

On a wall is frescoed a Moro coming down the stares to serve some hot chocolate: according to the experts, this character is painted by Giambattista.The scene has inspired Antonio Fogazzaro who, in his book “Piccolo mondo moderno” calls the room “the Darwinian Room”. The other three walls show scenes of the Venetian Carnival. They are painted by the son and were later reproduced in the Zianigo Villa owned by the Tiepolos; they are now in Cà Rezzonico. The scenes show ludic themes: the Charlatan, the New World and the Minuett of Pantalone and Colombina: everything is painted with great lucidity and disenchantment, with precision of details and a rapid, incisive touch.

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