Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1696 – 1770

The Angel Appears to Sarah

fresco (400 × 200 cm) — 1726-28 Museum Palazzo Patriarcale, Udine

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo biography

This work is linked to Genesis 21:1

At the age of one hundred, Sara gives birth to Abraham's son Isaac. Divine intervention is necessary, and this is probably where the angel comes in.

The list is not an actual list, but is part of the fresco. Such a trick of the eye is known as a trompe-l'oeil.

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