National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION

Tour: Titian and the Late Renaissance in Venice

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image of Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos
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Overview

At the dawn of the sixteenth century, the republic of Venice reigned as one of the wealthiest and most powerful city-states in Europe. With the decline of the High Renaissance and mannerist artists in central Italy, Venetian painters assumed a position of artistic supremacy in Europe by 1540 that they would occupy for the rest of the century. The preeminent artist during this period was Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian.

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Captions

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1Titian, Cardinal Pietro Bembo, c. 1540
2Titian, Ranuccio Farnese, 1542
3Titian, Doge Andrea Gritti, 1546/1548
4Titian, Venus with a Mirror, c. 1555
5Titian, Venus and Adonis, c. 1560
6Paris Bordone, The Baptism of Christ, c. 1535/1540
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7Titian, Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos, c. 1547