Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1750 - Sketch for a Ceiling - fine art print

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Original artwork information from the museum (© - The Cleveland Museum of Art - The Cleveland Museum of Art)

This small, quickly painted picture is typical of the sketches Tiepolo made as studies for larger compositions. When completed full-scale on a ceiling, works like these give the impression of a massive window, through which one can see angels or mythological beings floating among the clouds. Although we know from the work's shape that it was a study for a ceiling painting, it is not related to any of Tiepolo's finished architectural decorations. Tiepolo used such sketches to explore design problems, experiment with form and color, or give his clients an idea of how a finished project would look. With the help of a large workshop, which included two of his sons, Tiepolo completed a number of painted ceilings and decorative schemes across Europe.

Interesting facts about the art print of the painting named "Sketch for a Ceiling"

The 18th century artwork Sketch for a Ceiling was created by the male painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. The original measures the size: Framed: 51,5 x 43 x 6,5 cm (20 1/4 x 16 15/16 x 2 9/16 in); Unframed: 41 x 34 cm (16 1/8 x 13 3/8 in) and was painted on the medium oil on canvas. Besides, this piece of art is included in the The Cleveland Museum of Art's collection. With courtesy of: The Cleveland Museum of Art (public domain). : Holden Collection. Moreover, alignment is in portrait format with an image ratio of 1 : 1.2, which implies that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter, printmaker Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was an artist from Italy, whose style can be attributed primarily to Rococo. The Rococo artist lived for 74 years and was born in 1696 in Venice, Venezia province, Veneto, Italy and deceased in the year 1770 in Madrid, Madrid province, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

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  • Printed acrylic glass (with real glass coating): The print on acrylic glass, often named a plexiglass print, will turn the original into stunning wall décor. The artwork is being custom-made thanks to state-of-the-art UV direct print machines. With an acrylic glass art print contrasts plus smaller details will be more identifiable with the help of the very subtle gradation of the print.
  • Aluminium dibond (metal print): Aluminium Dibond prints are metal prints with a true depth. The non-reflective surface structure make a contemporary look. For the Direct Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print the chosen artwork right on the surface of the white-primed aluminum composite. Colors are luminous in the highest definition, the details of the print appear crisp, and there’s a matte look you can literally feel. The direct print on Aluminum Dibond is one of the most demanded entry-level products and is a truly contemporary way to display art reproductions, as it puts 100% of the viewer’s attention on the image.
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  • Canvas print: The canvas print is a printed cotton canvas stretched on a wooden frame. A canvas print of your favorite artwork will let you turn your into a large collection piece. A canvas print has the advantage of being low in weight, which means that it is easy to hang up your Canvas print without the help of additional wall-mounts. Hence, canvas prints are suitable for any kind of wall.

The artist

Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Also known as: Tiépolo Juan Bautista, Tiipolo, tiepolo giov. b., Giambatista Tiepelo, Tiepolo Giovanni, giov. batt. tiepolo, Tipolo, J. B. Tiepolo le père, Tiepolo C. B., Tiepolo Giov. Batt., Teipolo Giovanni Battista, Le Tiépoli, Diebolo, טייפולו ג'ובאני בטיסטה, Tibolo, Hiepolo, Tiepolo, g. b. tiepolo, Giovanni Batista Tiepolo, Tiepolo Giovanni Battista, Giambatista Tiepolo, giovanni tiepolo, giov. battista tiepolo, Tiopoli, Johann Babtiste Tiepolo, Tiepolo G.B., Joh. Bapt. Tiepolo, Johann Bapt. Tiepolo, Gian Battista Tiepolo, G.B. Tiepolo, tiepolo g.b., Tiopolo, Thiepolo, Tiepoli, Tripoli, giovanni batt. tiepolo, Tiepolo Giovanni Battista, J.-B. Tiépolo, j.b. tiepolo, J. Batista Tiepolo, Jean-Baptiste Tiepolo, Teipolo, Tiepulo, Tripolo, G. Tiepolo, tiepolo g. battista, nachahmer des tiepolo, F. B. Tiepolo, Tiepolo Gio. Battista, giovanni bapt. tiepolo, Diepolo, Tipoli, Tiepolo Giambattista, Johann Baptista Tiepolo, Gio Baptista Tiepolo, Tippoli, giovanni baptista tiepolo, Gio. Battista Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Tiepolo G. B., giovanni b. tiepolo, Giambattista Tiepolo, Tiepolo J. B., Juan Bautista Tiepolo, Tʹepolo Dzhovanni Battista, Tiopalo, Tieoplo, Tiepoli Giovanni Battista, J. B. Tiepolo
Gender: male
Nationality: Italian
Jobs of the artist: painter, printmaker
Home country: Italy
Artist classification: old master
Art styles: Rococo
Age at death: 74 years
Year of birth: 1696
Born in (place): Venice, Venezia province, Veneto, Italy
Year of death: 1770
Deceased in (place): Madrid, Madrid province, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Structured artwork data

Title of the piece of art: "Sketch for a Ceiling"
Classification: painting
Umbrella term: classic art
Temporal classification: 18th century
Created in the year: 1750
Approximate age of artwork: more than 270 years old
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Size of the original artpiece: Framed: 51,5 x 43 x 6,5 cm (20 1/4 x 16 15/16 x 2 9/16 in); Unframed: 41 x 34 cm (16 1/8 x 13 3/8 in)
Museum / collection: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Museum location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Available under: www.clevelandart.org
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Artwork creditline: Holden Collection

About the article

Article categorization: wall art
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufaturing technique: UV direct printing
Origin of the product: German-made
Type of stock: production on demand
Proposed product use: home design, art collection (reproductions)
Orientation of the image: portrait format
Aspect ratio: (length : width) 1 : 1.2
Image ratio implication: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available variants: metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Dibond print (alumnium material) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Picture frame: not included

Important note: We try our utmost to depict our art products as precisely as possible and to illustrate them visually in our shop. Nonetheless, the pigments of the print materials and the imprint can diverge to a certain extent from the presentation on the device's monitor. Depending on your settings of your screen and the quality of the surface, color pigments can unfortunately not be printed one hundret percent realistically. Since the are processed and printed by hand, there may as well be minor discrepancies in the exact position and the size of the motif.

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