Category: Art & Culture Date: Friday, 30 August 2013 Fans of the works of Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo will not want to miss a special talk at the National Gallery about the gentleman's works, provided by British art historian Ben Street. Described by Michael Levey as "the greatest decorative painter of eighteenth-century Europe", Tiepolo's paintings have inspired artists across Europe, including those from Italy, Germany and Spain where he worked prolifically. Mr Street's talk promises to explore the way that family ties influenced Tiepolo's creations to portray scenes portraying rebellion, grief and reverence. The event will take place on August 30th. Admittance costs £25 although concession tickets for £20 are also available for those eligible. The price of admission includes a glass of wine in the National Cafe before and after the talk. If you're planning to make a cultural event of the weekend, why not book into the Montague on the Gardens hotel? Be sure to ask for the special Pompeii at the British Museum offer, which allows access to this highly-acclaimed exhibition.