Cover image for Titian, prince of painters
Titian, prince of painters
Titian, approximately 1488-1576.
Uniform Title:
Tiziano. English.
Publication Information:
Munich, Federal Republic of Germany : Prestel ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by te Neues Pub. Co., [1990]

Physical Description:
vii, 432 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
"Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 2 June-7 October 1990, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 28 October 1990-27 January 1991. The exhibition was organized by the Comune di Venezia, Assessorato alla Cultura ... [et al.]"--P. [ii].

Translation of: Tiziano.

Spine title: Titian.
Format :


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ND623.T7 A44 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The catalogue of the Venice and Washington exhibition (1990-91).

Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

This excellent catalog of the 1990-1991 exhibition in Venice and Washington is a work of permanent value. Featuring essays by 16 authorities, primarily Italian and American, on every aspect of the art of Titian (Tiziano Vecelli, c. 1490-1576), the quintessential Venetian artist of the high Renaissance, the work transcends the limits of spatial and temporal exhibition to summarize and extend current scholarship. At the same time, the text is accessible, well translated, and aimed at a broad audience. Many of the works in the exhibit were conserved or cleaned, so the book features fresh illustrations and a hefty amount of technical discussion of specialist interest. A distinguished addition to the vast bibliography, recommended for all art collections.-- Jack Perry Brown, Ryer son & Burnham Libs., Art Inst. of Chicago (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Although Titian's contemporaries thought that the aged painter was a centenarian at his death in 1576, modern scholarship has placed Titian's birthdate at c. 1488-1490. In view of this revision, an anniversary exhibition devoted to the full range of Titian's oeuvre was held in Venice during the summer of 1990 (the exhibit then traveled to Washington, DC, in slightly altered form). The book under review is the catalog of this major show, and is perhaps the most generally informative and accessible publication among the numerous new studies on Titian from the past few years. The catalog includes a dozen short essays by major Titian scholars covering various aspects of the master's life and milieu, and full, if brief, entries for the more than 75 paintings, drawings, and prints in the Venice show. There is some variation in quality and usefulness in the introductory essays, and the more intractable problems in recent Titian scholarship remain unresolved (Giorgione/Titian attributions, the "nonfinito" of the late works). Further, the scope of the catalog, mostly limited to those works exhibited, cannot be considered definitive. Nevertheless, the overall high quality of its production--from the succulent illustrations to the excellent bibliograpy--makes this book a most desirable acquisition for all libraries. -J. I. Miller, California State University, Long Beach