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The Cambridge companion to Titian
Meilman, Patricia, 1947-2012.
Publication Information:
New York : Cambridge University Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
xv, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction to Titian: context and career / Patricia Meilman -- PART I. TITIAN'S DIVERSE GENRES -- Inventing mythologies: the painter's poetry / David Rosand -- Lifelong passion: Titian's religious art / Patricia Meilman -- Invention, devotion, and the requirements of patrons: Titian and the new cult of St. Joseph / Carolyn C. Wilson -- "Lights always at play with shadows": prints in Titian's service / Caroline Karpinski -- PART II. TITIAN AND HIS ART -- Titian and Michelangelo/Michelangelo and Titian / Paul Joannides -- Titian's painted architecture / Deborah Howard -- Music in Titian's Venice / Iain Fenlon -- Titian and the classical heritage / Luba Freedman -- PART III. TITIAN INTERPRETED -- Poetry and anecdote in Carlo Ridolfi's Life of Titian / Norman E. Land -- Iconographic aspects of the gaze in some paintings by Titian / Laurie Schneider Adams -- "Art more powerful than nature"?: Titian's motto reconsidered / Mary D. Garrard
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Renowned throughout Italy, as well as Europe, at his death in 1576, Titian was the pre-eminent artist of Venice during the sixteenth century. His importance has never been questioned and his works have been admired from his own day to the present. This Companion serves as an introduction to the prolific artist. Covering all aspects of his life and career, the anthology examines Titian's secular and religious painting, prints and pictures related to poetry, as well as his contributions to architecture.

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This collection of essays looks at Titian and his times from a number of perspectives. Among the new takes are Titian's contribution to the burgeoning cult of Saint Joseph; Titian and Michelangelo on a two-way street of interchange; architecture as part of Titian's emotional vocabulary; and ceremony and music bound up with the newly expressive painting style. Particularly provocative is the reading of Titian's impresa as an acknowledgement of the superior creative powers of nature--and perhaps also of Titian's sense of being privy to nature's secrets. Included is an extremely useful Titian chronology, organized by year and based on documentary data. It will be a long time before the last word is said on Titian. This thoughtful volume takes us further along the road. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. D. Pincus National Gallery of Art

Table of Contents

Introduction: an introduction to Titian: context and careerPatricia Meilman
Part I Titian's Diverse Genres
1 Inventing mythologies: the painter's poetryDavid Rosand
2 A lifelong passion: Titian's religious artPatricia Meilman
3 Invention, devotion and the requirements of patrons: Titian and the new cult ofSt. Joseph Carolyn C. Wilson
4 'Lights always at play with shadows': prints in Titian's serviceCaroline Karpinski
Part II Titian and His Art
5 Titian and Michelangelo/Michelangelo and Titian Paul Joannides
6 Titian's painted architectureDeborah Howard
7 Music and experience in Titian's VeniceIain Fenlon
8 Titian and the classical heritageLuba Freedman
Part III Titian Interpreted
9 Poetry and anecdote in Carlo Ridolfi's Life of Titian Norman Land
10 Iconographic aspects of the gaze in some paintingsTitian Laurie Schneider Adams
11 'Art more powerful than nature?': Titian's motto reconsideredMary D. Garrard