Titian (EN)

  • Edited by Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 264
  • Illustrations 113 colour illustrations
  • Language English
  • Year 2013
  • ISBN 9788836625857
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
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Abstract

Titian (c. 1490–1576) is the artist who best illustrates the revolution and triumph of color, and hence the very art of the 16th century and beyond. His work represents the point of arrival for a whole pictorial tradition: his early emphasis on color developed into the art of a mature and then elderly painter seeking to explore night and darkness, to dim hues, and to push the use of liquid and dusky tones to the very limit.  A prolific painter and the head of a well–organized workshop, Titian was at the same time capable of perfectly meeting new tastes. By renewing and setting the standard for the official images and aesthetics of the ruling class of his day, he became the first truly European artist,  praised to high heaven by his admirers. Particularly revealing is Ludovico Dolce’s panegyric: “the greatness and the power of Michelangelo, the sweetness and beauty of Raphael and the very colors of Nature herself.” Highly sought after by collectors, disputed by royal courts and pontiffs, the master from Cadore created works that are now on display in museums across the world. This volume exceptionally brings together some of Titian’s greatest masterpieces, including his large altarpieces, in such a way as to illustrate the whole span of his career.

Texts by: Luisa Attardi, Margaret Binotto, Roberto Contini, Miguel Falomir, Peter Humfrey, Mauro Lucco, Elisabetta Rasy, Giovanni C.F. Villa.

Rome, March - June 2013