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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 354 PROFILES IN ART

Titian (1488-1576)

POETRY IN PAINTING

“Nobody cares much at heart about Titian; only there is a strange undercurrent of everlasting murmur about his name, which means the deep consent of all great men that he is greater than they.”

—John Ruskin, Victorian author and poet

 

More than 400 years after his death, 16th-century Venetian artist Titian is still praised as one of the greatest painters in history. A master of portraits, altarpieces, and religious and mythological themes, the strength of Titian’s art lies in his subjects’ tenderness, radiance, and refinement, thanks in part to his supreme command of color ...

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