2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the death of Giambattista Tiepolo, Brilliant Uncirculated.
ISSUE DATE: 27th AUGUST 2020
Giambattista Tiepolo was the greatest painter of the eighteenth century and the last exponent of the glorious Venetian school.
His art is linked to the sixteenth-century tradition of the Venetian colorists, preferring the themes of light and perspective.
The obverse of the 2-euro coin, issued on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his disappearance, depicts the moment when the angel sent by God rescues Hagar and Ishmael who had lost their way in the desert, pointing to a spring of water.
The detail is taken from the painting "Hagar and Ishmael", one of Tiepolo's absolute masterpieces and is kept at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, an important Venetian brotherhood.