The Fredericksburg Este Association, founded in 2015, nurtures friendship and cultural understanding between Fredericksburg and its sister city, Este, Italy, through exchanges, programs and events.
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On Sunday, April 11, at 3 PM, our Este friends will present an online program featuring the newly restored TIEPOLO altarpiece installed in Este's magnificent duomo!
Tiepolo, one of the most renowned Rococo Italian (Venetian) artists, completed this massive painting in 1759. In 2012, the work was removed for restoration, and has recently been re-installed in Este's impressive duomo.
It depicts Este's patron saint, Santa Tecla, beseeching God to remove the Plague from the people of Este. (In 1630, 3,400 Plague deaths occurred; Este's population was 14,000.) This painting is considered by many art historians to be Tiepolo's most successful religious artwork. Tiepolo's model for this work is in the Met in New York City.
Join us online for this unique program. Stay Tuned for Updates.
An English translation about Tiepolo, the commission, and the subject of the painting, open here.
Ciao, e amici!
Here is the link for Sunday's rich program from Este, on the Tiepolo restored painting in Este's duomo! Prepare cheese and proscuitto and vino, and connect, for a taste of traveling to our wonderful Veneto friends! This notice announces 9 PM Italian time; for us, the log-in is at 3 PM this Sunday. See you online soon!
Domenica 11 apr • 9:00–11:00 PM
Informazioni per partecipare di Google Meet
Link alla videochiamata: https://meet.google.com/kmc-xoij-mvx