Thursday, February 10, 2011

Titian (c. 1488 – August 27, 1576)

The Penitent Magdalene

Tiziano Vecellio has had an enormous impact on painters since his introduction into the art world. There are many technical reasons why he's had such an impact: he was born in the right time, his style underwent dynamic changes, he worked with varied themes and environments, and, by the grace of a long life (the exact length of which is a big debate in academia), he produced a great number of paintings. But there is something much more to Titian, and that, I think, is the mesmerizing amount of emotion he poured into his paintings. I can stare at his works endlessly.

Bacchus and Ariadne

Pope Paul III


c. 1562

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