Titian Remade: Repetition and the Transformation of Early Modern Italian Art

Titian Remade: Repetition and the Transformation of Early Modern Italian Art

by Maria H. Loh
     
 

Titian Remade explores imitation and the modern cult of originality through a consideration of the disparate fates of two Venetian painters: the canonized master Titian (ca. 1488-1576) and his artistic heir, the now-unremarked Padovanino (1588-1649). Reading the latter's Sleeping Venus (1610), triumph (1620), and Self-Portrait (ca. 1630) against corresponding

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Titian Remade explores imitation and the modern cult of originality through a consideration of the disparate fates of two Venetian painters: the canonized master Titian (ca. 1488-1576) and his artistic heir, the now-unremarked Padovanino (1588-1649). Reading the latter's Sleeping Venus (1610), triumph (1620), and Self-Portrait (ca. 1630) against corresponding works by Titian, Maria H. Loh argues the case for repetition as a positive act of artistic self-definition. Her history of creative emulation and engaged viewing in early modern visual culture offers a profound vision of art as a continual process of retrieval and projection that effectively bonds the present to the past and the self to the other.

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The Art Bulletin

"A bold new conceptualization—a tour de force that encompasses late-twentieth-century epistemology, social anthropology, and even film studies."

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 “A bold new conceptualization—a tour de force that encompasses late-twentieth-century epistemology, social anthropology, and even film studies.”—The Art Bulletin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892368730
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
07/20/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,042,840
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Maria H. Loh is lecturer of early modern art at University College London.

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