Published by Skira. Edited by Sylvia Ferino-Pagden.
A new ideal of feminine beauty arose in 16th-century Venice, as women acquired new rights of inheritance and more social power. As a result, through the writings of poets and humanists, the construction of the desired, beloved woman began to acquire civic significance. The crucial impetus for the visual realization of this ideal came from Venice’s greatest artist: Titian. For him, artistic beauty was identical with female beauty. He was less interested in the canon of exterior beauty than in a woman’s character, in femininity as such. Titian elevates every depiction of a woman into a celebration of womanhood. This book illustrates the Venetian representation of women in the 16th century, using comparisons between Titian and other painters of his time, such as Sebastiano del Piombo, Lotto, Palma il Vecchio, Paris Bordone, Veronese and Tintoretto. It surveys the various aspects of Late Renaissance female idealization: from realistic portraits to increasingly poetic variations, where female representation reaches its zenith as history, myth and allegory. This richly illustrated volume also looks at the clothes and coiffures sported by sitters in both real and ideal portraits, and discusses contemporary fashion with its predilection for sumptuous fabrics and costly jewels and pearls. Titian (1488/90–1576), born Tiziano Vecellio, is considered one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance in Venice, alongside Tintoretto and Veronese. He was born in the Republic of Venice, where he apprenticed for Giovani Bellini, and where he lived until his death.
Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited with text by Lionello Puppi, Serena Baccaglini. Text by Giorgio Reolon, Barbara Putova, Silvia Miscellaneo, Antonio Genova.
Beginning with the analysis of two works by Titian (ca. 1488–1576) preserved in the Czech Republic—the so-called “Vanitas” belonging to the Prague Castle Collections, a portrait of a beautiful young woman usually interpreted as an allegory of vanity, and the gruesome “Flaying of Marsyas” housed in the Archbishop’s Palace in Kromeriz—Titian: Vanitas deals with the artistic and existential life of the Cadore-born painter and presents the two paintings in the context of Titian’s broader production. This volume, edited by Lionello Puppi and Serena Baccaglini and including texts from Giorgio Reolon, Barbara Putova, Silvia Miscellaneo and Antonio Genova, delves into the Renaissance artist’s process and self-presentation, from the preparation of models and the production of replicas to the success of the artist and the intention and manipulations of his self-portraits.
Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Giovanni C.F. Villa.
Perhaps the most enduringly influential painter of the Italian Renaissance, and the epitome of Venetian sensuality and color, Titian has inspired fanatical devotion in painters from Rubens to Velasquez, Rembrandt and beyond. With this majestic volume, published to accompany what will be the most important exhibition in Italy in 2013, he receives his most substantial monograph treatment in more than two decades. “The Concert” and “La Bella” (from the Palazzo Pitti); “Flora” (the Uffizi); “Charles V with a Dog” and the “Self-Portrait” (from the Prado); and the infamous “Flaying of Marsyas” (from the Kromeriz): these are just some of Titian’s most celebrated paintings, all of which will be exhibited at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, in an exhibition designed as the magnificent conclusion to a sweeping overview of Venetian painting. In this accompanying catalogue, Titian’s entire artistic career is represented at the most detailed level, decade by decade, scrutinizing his masterly sense of color and the development of his brushwork, with information gleaned from new scientific analysis of works carried out for the occasion. Also included are entries and essays by some of the world’s most illustrious experts on this great Venetian master. Titian (born Pieve di Cadore, circa 1485–1576) began his career as an apprentice to Giorgione, and soon became the most important of the Venetian painting school. He died in his late 80s, a victim of the Venice plague--the only victim to be given a church burial.
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 9 x 11 in. / 264 pgs / 150 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/31/2013 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 79
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788836625864TRADE List Price: $60.00 CDN $70.00