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The Artworks created around 1550

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Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Portrait of Pietro BemboPortrait of Pietro BemboTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

'At the close of the 1520s, Titian completed what used to be considered one of his finest works, The Death of St Peter Martyr. Tragically, it was destroyed in 1867by fire in the Chapel of Rosary, where the painting was deposited at the time of the fire. The painting presently displayed in the Basili...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (detail)Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (detail)Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

'In 1516 Titian made contact with Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara for whom he was to work for a decade on pictures destined for the Alabaster Chamber. In this period he painted a series of magnificent paintings of Dionysian themes: the Worship of Venus in the Prado, The Andrians (Bacchanalia), als...

Gallerie dell'Accademia (Venice, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Portrait of Pietro AretinoPortrait of Pietro AretinoTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

'Cardinal Leopoldo bought this picture in 1654 as a Giorgione and for centuries it has been assigned to him. It was at the end of the nineteenth century that Morelli proposed the attribution to Titian, which, in spite of a recent return to giving it to Giorgione, is generally accepted as the more pe...

Galleria Palatina (Italy)
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