Tiziano. Late years

Tiziano. Portrait of Father Paul III. About 1545–1546. Oil on canvas

September, the 15th the exhibition «Tiziano. Late years» dedicated to the last period of his creative work was opened in Italian Palazzo Crepadona in Belluno, Veneto region. It represents 100 paintings, pictures and engravings of Tiziano.

Tiziano Vecellio (about 1480–1576) is an Italian painter of the époque of High and Late Renaissance. Giogione’s works influenced him the most. Tiziano worked with him and finished some of his paintings that remained incomplete after his premature death. In 1533 Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, appointed Tiziano his official painter. In 1548 and 1550 Tiziano visited imperial palace in Augsburg and in 1550 got acquainted with Charles’ son – the future king of Spain Philip II. Philip II became his protector. Tiziano is known for both his portraits and pictures on religious subjects, for example «Pietà» (about 1573-1576).

He gave a boost to traditional Venetian art of coloration. Tiziano was an excellent painter and the first to use art possibilities of oil painting to the utmost.

Since the beginning of the XVI century the painter declines naturalism and classic ideal that were common for his early works. In his later works Tiziano tends for generality. He declines exact picture and plastic forms and the feeling arises that his heroes belong to unreal world. This manner is especially characteristic for his late portraits.

The exhibition presents 4 canvases from the State Hermitage Museum collection: «Christ Carrying the Cross» (about 1566-1570), «Christ Pantocrator» (1570), «Portrait of Paul III» (about 1545-1546) by Tiziano, and also «Temptation» (1515–1516) by Giovanni Buzzi.

The exhibition will be opened till January, the 6th.

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