Apr 082012
 
Titian: Danae with Nursemaid Series

Danae with Nursemaid When he was over fifty years old Titian painted the first of the series of Danae paintings, today hanging in various European museums: Napoli Museo di Capodimonte, Museo del Prado in Madrid, Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Kunsthistorisches Museum in Viena. Scholars note that at least some of the work in the […]

Mar 312012
 
Titian: The Assumption of the Virgin

Titian’s Assunta Titian’s altarpiece “The Assumption of the Virgin,” hanging in Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice, is a large scale painting both in size and concept. It accommodates multiple characters, including the apostles, The Virgin Mary, and God, as well as countless angels and cherubims — all organized in dense but clearly […]

Jan 072008
 
El Greco: View of Toledo

I would like to take the idea of electricity from the previous review and see how it fits into this landscape (hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York — an interesting thematic essay on this website). The raptured, electrified sky casts a distinct white glow on the city below. The turbulent weather instills […]