Uncovering beauty: Titian's Triumph of Love in the Vendramin collection

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleUncovering beauty: Titian's Triumph of Love in the Vendramin collection Author(S)CATHERINE WHISTLER (Author)
Abstract  An allegory of the power of love by Titian painted about 1543–46 was originally made as a cover for a female portrait in the collection of Gabriel Vendramin (1484–1552) in Venice. This is a rare instance of the survival of a documented canvas cover (timpano) linked to a specific image. My article considers the visual and literary contexts for such covers, and the cultural setting of the Vendramin collection, where sociable viewing involved shared aesthetic and haptic experiences. ...Paginationp 218-242
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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