Myth and the New Science: Vico, Tiepolo, and the Language of the Optimates

Armstrong, Christopher Drew
December 2005
Art Bulletin;Dec2005, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p643
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significance of Neapolitan philosopher Giovanni Battista Vico's writings to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's painting "Allegory of the Power of Eloquence." Vico's ideas about mythology and natural law formed the basis of one of Tiepolo's most important and enigmatic painting in the still privately owned Palazzo Sandi.


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