The Poetics of Titian's Religious Paintings

The Poetics of Titian's Religious Paintings

by Una Roman D'Elia, Titian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521827353

ISBN-13: 9780521827355

Pub. Date: 03/07/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Titian's decorous, but hardly restrained, paintings became established examples for Baroque painters, suggesting new ways to interpret the Counter Reformation and art. This book examines issues of sensuality and violence in Titian's religious paintings in the context of the changing religious climate of sixteenth-century Venice. Rather than distinguish between sacred…  See more details below

Overview

Titian's decorous, but hardly restrained, paintings became established examples for Baroque painters, suggesting new ways to interpret the Counter Reformation and art. This book examines issues of sensuality and violence in Titian's religious paintings in the context of the changing religious climate of sixteenth-century Venice. Rather than distinguish between sacred or secular subjects, Titian used different criteria for paintings of different sizes, locations, or subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521827355
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Christian pastoral; 2. A Christian Laocoön; 3. Christian tragedy; 4. Christian petrarchism; 5. Christian epic; Conclusion: Titian and the decorum of genre; Epilogue: Titian and the Counter Reformation; Appendix: A preliminary catalogue of writers with connections to Titian.

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