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    Titian, Sacred and Profane Love

    By December 10, 2017

    Sacred and Profane Love is mysterious an oil painting by Titian, probably painted in 1514, early in his career. The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, a secretary to the Venetian Council of Ten to celebrate his marriage...

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    Power, Victory, Glory and Death: Titian’s Art in Venice

    By December 7, 2017

    Titian Vecellio was the most famous painter of the Venetian Renaissance. Even during his lifetime the artist has been acclaimed as the greatest painter of his age and achieved great financial success, so that his paintings could be afforded only by the...

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    The Darkness Of Titian’s Late Paintings

    By February 25, 2017

    Titian had a long life. According to scholars he must have been 78 or 80 years old when he died. That was considered a miracle in an age when most people died before they were 40. At the end of his life his works...

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    Titian’s Women Who Are In Fact The Same Woman

    By August 28, 2016

    Titian had it all. He was so talented that people called him after Dante’s Paradiso “The sun amidst small stars”. He knew how to paint landscapes, still lifes, human figures, animals. He was also a master of portraits as he perfectly rendered the deepest...

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    Venus Vincit Omnia. Venus in Art

    By September 9, 2019

    Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love. We’ve explored some famous Venus’ here. Next, Velázquez’s portrait put her onto the list of contenders for “Best Bums in Art.” Then there’s a discussion of Courbet’s paintings, along...

  • Agnolo Bronzino, Eleonora di Toledo and her son, c. 1545, Uffizi, Florence - Bronzino and his women Agnolo Bronzino, Eleonora di Toledo and her son, c. 1545, Uffizi, Florence - Bronzino and his women


    Meet the Four Powerful Women of Bronzino

    By August 12, 2019

    Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-1572), known as Bronzino was an Italian Mannerist painter. He lived and worked in Florence and became the court painter of Cosimo I de’ Medici. Bronzino trained with Pontormo, who influenced his style, but only to a point. His...

  • Giovanni Battista Moroni, The Tailor, 1565-1570, National Gallery, London Giovanni Battista Moroni, The Tailor, 1565-1570, National Gallery, London


    Painting of the Week: Giovanni Battista Moroni, The Tailor

    By July 28, 2019

    The Tailor is one of Giovanni Battista Moroni’s most famous portraits. Not only is it an astonishing work of art, but the sitter himself is quite handsome (he somewhat reminds me of Hugh Jackman, I’m not sure if you would agree). The...

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    Europa in Focus: Rape and Rebirth

    By May 24, 2019

    If you read my articles, you’ll know that I tend to get political. With the European Elections coming up this weekend, I wouldn’t be myself letting it pass unnoticed. Hence, I dedicate this post to Europa, a woman after whom the entire...

  • Bodies And Erotic Art

    Sylvia Sleigh. A Slay Girl Who Rocked Male Portraiture

    By April 2, 2019

    I called Sylvia Sleigh a slay girl because she was beautiful inside out. Brave and independent, she pursued her own figurative style which by many was regarded as outmoded in the years of Pop Art dominance. She was a woman painter who...

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    Searching for Love in Art

    By February 14, 2019

    LOVE ALERT! The following array of paintings is a heart-warming collection of artworks worth sharing with your beloved. They are so much more romantic than chocolate hearts and cute fluffy animals! Have a magic Valentine’s! Schiele Klimt Gauguin Kahlo Chagall Titian Renoir...

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