• Tiepolo: Restricted Value Ink Wash

    6 monthes ago - By Drawing Seeing

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo , also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain.
    From the sheer number of surviving examples, Domenico's passion for drawing is evident. He used large, uncut sheets of thick, handmade paper bearing diverse watermarks (the most common being three crescent moons). On each sheet, he laid out a rough composition in black chalk and worked up the final idea by layering in washes of various densities and colors using...
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