Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tiziano, Vecellio

Woman in a Fur Coat
Oil on canvas, 95 x 63 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Tiziano, Vecellio (1490 - 1576)
Titian was recognized as a towering genius in his own time
 and his reputation as one of the giants of art has never been seriously questioned.
He was supreme in every branch of painting and his achievements were so varied - ranging from the joyous evocation of pagan antiquity in his early mythologies to the depths of tragedy in his late religious paintings that he has been an inspiration to artists of very different character.