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The 9 Artworks of Tiziano Vecellio Titian and created around 1514

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Sacred and Profane Love (detail) (8)Sacred and Profane Love (detail) (8)Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

The young Titian was influenced by Giorgione, it is therefore not surprising that this work has been the subject of scholarly debate concerning its attribution to either one of the two artists.The subject is not entirely clear but appears to have cyclical overtones. The sleeping children are protect...

Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - The Sick ManThe Sick ManTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

The central panel (195 x 172 cm) represents the Crucifix with Mary and St John in a Gothic church decorated with scenes of the Passion. The setting is probably the main portal of the church of St Gudule in Brussels.The left wing (195 x 72 cm) represents the Last Judgment, with the seven acts of merc...

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Sacred and Profane Love (detail)Sacred and Profane Love (detail)Tiziano 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 Borghese (Rome, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Sacred and Profane LoveSacred and Profane LoveTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

This painting was originally part of a processional banner for the Corpus Domini brotherhood in Urbino. Documents relating to payments made in 1542 and 1544 still exist. As early as 1546, the banner was split. Here, Titian is repeating the composition of the Polyptych of the Resurrection. The greate...

Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Sacred and Profane Love (detail)Sacred and Profane Love (detail)Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

Titian painted four large canvases of the Damned for Mary of Hungary, Charles V's sister and his regent in the Netherlands. They depicted Tityus, Sisyphus, Tantalus and Ixion, all condemned to perpetual torture for incurring the displeasure of the gods. Only Tityus and Sisyphus are still extant. Tit...

Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Violante (La Bella Gatta)Violante (La Bella Gatta)Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

'There was a major mosaic flowering in Rome during the pontificate of Pope Nicholas IV (1288-1292). This renewal was indebted to the mosaic commissions by popes of the early thirteenth century. Nicholas IV first had the Early Christian apse mosaic at the Lateran completely redone between 1288 and 12...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Sacred and Profane Love (detail)Sacred and Profane Love (detail)Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

'Returning to Venice from Rome in 1546 Titian created a remarkable group portrait of the male members of the Vendramin. Here he domesticizes official work such as Bellini's votive portrait of Doge Agostino Barbarigo as well as frescoes he had seen in the papal apartments in Rome. While the painting ...

Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy)