Armida Abandoned by Rinaldo

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1742/45

Artist:

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian, 1696–1770

About this artwork

The third scene from Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s brilliant suite of decorations for a room in the Venetian palace of the Cornaro family, this painting shows the emotional climax of the story of Rinaldo and Armida. The knight Rinaldo has been persuaded by his companions, Carlo and Ubaldo, to renounce the love of the beautiful sorceress Armida. The gazes of the figures express the tension of the moment. Bareheaded and pensive, Rinaldo has taken up his arms again and appears to hesitate as the older knights gesture toward the boat that will carry them back to the crusader army. Armida tries vainly to detain him with her imploring gaze and provocatively bare, outstretched leg.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 215

Artist

Giambattista Tiepolo

Title

Armida Abandoned by Rinaldo

Origin

Italy

Date

1742–1745

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

73 1/2 × 102 1/8 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of James Deering

Reference Number

1925.701

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