Titian Vanitas

The Poet of the Image and the Shade of Beauty

  • Edited by Lionello Puppi, Serena Baccaglini
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 192
  • Illustrations 80 a colori
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2016
  • ISBN 9788836633180
  • Price € 35,00  € 33,25
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Beginning with the analysis of two works by Titian preserved in the Czech Republic, namely the so-called Vanitas belonging to the Prague Castle Collections and The Flaying of Marsyas housed in the Archbishop’s Palace in Kromìøíž, the volume deals with problematic aspects (too often circumvented) involving the artistic and existential life of the Cadoreborn painter through extensive documentation.
Presenting these works alongside the Master’s famous masterpieces, such as Flora from the Uffizi Gallery, the book particularly delves into the preparation of the model inside the workshop, the reality of the model, the production of replicas, the success of the artist, while also involving issues related to the intention and manipulations of self-portraits.
Research has been completed with a detailed illustration of the Master’s seal and, for the first time, an accurate critical edition of the diploma issued by Emperor Charles V in 1533 that granted Titian the titles of Count Palatine and Cavaliere (both preserved on the premises of Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità di Cadore).

Texts by: Lionello Puppi, Giorgio Reolon, Serena Baccaglini, Barbora Putová, Silvia Miscellaneo, Antonio Genova.