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Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - St AugustineSt AugustineTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

'Aside from citations in various inventories, the complicated history of this picture is also traceable through a letter written by F Mueller, the correspondent in Italy for the court of Bavaria. According to Mueller, the work was originally painted for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who intended...

Santa Maria della Salute (Venice, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - WisdomWisdomTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

The objects depicted in this still-life were perhaps in the possession of the painter, since the pewter jug, the tall beer glass and the porcelain bowl occur in various other paintings by him, in various combinations and compositions.

Libreria Marciana (Venice, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - AnnunciationAnnunciationTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

The Polyptych of Resurrection in SS Nazzaro e Celso in Brescia was commissioned by Altobello Averoldi, papal legate to Venice, in 1518/19. The format of five panels is old-fashioned, but the dynamic relation between Christ and St Sebastian, predicting the triumph of both, anticipates the Baroque. Ti...

Scuola Grande di San Rocco (Venice, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - PietàPietàTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

Ranuccio Farnese (1530-1565) was the son of Pier Luigi Farnese, the son of Pope Paul III. He came to Venice in 1542 to be the prior of San Giovanni dei Forlani, which belonged to the Knights of Malta. The white cross on his cloak clearly shows that he is a member of the order. Only twelve years old,...

Gallerie dell'Accademia (Venice, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - St DominicSt DominicTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

Jan Steen was born in Leiden but is said to have studied with Nicolas Knüpfer in Utrecht, Adrian van Ostade in Haarlem and Jan van Goyen, whose daughter he married in 1649, in The Hague. He continued to move from town to town, being recorded in The Hague, Leiden and Delft during the course of his ca...

Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - St LukeSt LukeTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

'The great Venetian master created several paintings depicting the nude Venus in the company of male musicians. Each of these works has multiple allegorical meanings. In this picture the connection between music and love can be sensed even more directly than in earlier astrological illustrations. Pa...

Santa Maria della Salute (Venice, Italy)