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Titian and the end of the Venetian Renaissance

Author: Tom Nichols
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Titian's works are often seen as embodying the famous tradition of Venetian Renaissance painting. But how "Venetian" was Titian, and can his unique works be taken as truly representative of his adoptive city? This comprehensive new study, covering Titian's long career and varied output, highlights the tensions between the individualism of his work and the conservative mores of Venice. 'Titian and the End of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Titian; Titian
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Nichols
ISBN: 9781780231860 1780231865 9781780236742 1780236743
OCLC Number: 867828045
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Titian's Last Painting: The Sight of Death --
Inglorious Passing; or, The Difficult Case of the Pieta --
How `Venetian was Titian' --
Surrogate Monuments to the Leader of a Tradition --
One. Art as Appropriation: The Rise of Titian --
Giovanni Bellini: The Model Venetian --
Bellini and Titian: Master and Pupil --
Titian and the Venetian Istoria --
Titian and Giorgione --
Giorgione and Titian's Early Portraiture --
Early Mythologies --
Titian Repaints Palma Vecchio --
Two. Remaking Tradition: Icons and Altarpieces --
Anachronic Titian --
Modern Icon --
Cultural Dynamics of Space in Two Altarpieces for Venice --
Private Values in a Public Picture Type --
Altarpiece or Artwork? --
Three. Portraiture and Non-venezianita --
Portraiture in Renaissance Venice --
Titian's Portraits to 1530: Accommodation of the Courts --
Habsburg and Related Portraits of the 1530s --
Historical Portraits --
Natura Potentior Ars --
Four. Sacred Painting, the Poesie and the Late Style --
Titian as Tradition --
Titian's Hybrid Poesie --
Two Late Mythologies --
Early Responses to Titian's Late Style --
Late Style in Critical and Historical Perspective --
Five. Titian and Venice: Surviving the Father of Art --
Patrons and Prices --
Titian versus the Rest: A Literary Self-image --
Pictor et eques: Titian's Self-portraits --
Images of Succession --
Images of Attachment --
Darker Side of Titian; or, The Anti-image --
Venetian Responses to Titian: Veronese and Tintoretto.
Responsibility: Tom Nichols.


This comprehensive, highly illustrated new study examines Titian's long career and varied output. Tom Nichols argues that Titian's works were self-consciously original, freely and intentionally  Read more...
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