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The 10 Artworks of Tiziano Vecellio Titian and exhibited in Galleria Borghese Rome, 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...

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Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Venus Blindfolding CupidVenus Blindfolding CupidTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

The frescoes above the gallery behind the crossing in the nave of the Upper Church show the unmistakable style of Jacopo Torriti who was chosen by Pope Nicholas IV for the mosaic decoration of the apsidal tribunes of San Giovanni Laterano (1291) and Santa Maria Maggiore (1296) in Rome. The frescoes ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - The Scourging of ChristThe Scourging of ChristTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

Dauphin Louis was the son of Louis XV of France and Marie Leszczynska. He was the father of Louis XVI and never succeeded to the throne.This painting is a preparatory work for the large, full-length portrait (1739) which is now in the Louvre, Paris.

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