“Winners and Losers”: Xavier Salomon on Tiepolo’s Magnificent Canvas

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Every Metropolitan Museum visitor who has ascended the grand staircase has confronted Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s dramatic painting, The Triumph of Marius, hanging at the top. Xavier Salomon, former curator of Baroque Paintings, describes his reaction to this magnificent canvas as he walks past it every day. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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