This is one of the frescoes on biblical themes written by Tiepolo in the archbishop’s palace in Udine. The plot of the “Appearance of the Angel of Sarah” – one of the most famous in the Old Testament. The angel is the aged and before the barren wife of Abraham and promises her that she will soon have a child. Tiepolo portrayed Sarah with amazement, joy, and at the same time – distrust. Master of Light and Color In the Tiepolo style, monumental decorativeness is combined with vivacity and ease with the best of luck.
In his frescoes, he was able to create an effect of “daylight” inimitable manner, placing white tones next to pale blue and gray halftones. By the 1750s, Tiepolo’s skill had reached unprecedented heights. Coloring it became refined and tender, acquired the finest shades of gold, beige, pale gray and purple. From his frescoes look at the mortal world of the ancient gods, heroes and Christian saints, soaring in the piercing blue of the heavens. It’s amazing, but these figures do not look abstract – they are filled with the breath of life, seem bodily, tangible.
The pious, gentle-pink face of Venus and the flourished and pleading eyes of Saint Agatha Tiepolo could portray with equally piercing certainty.