THE WORKS OF TITIAN

TITIAN WAS AN ITALIAN PAINTER, WHO STRONG INFLUENCE NOT ONLY ON PAINTERS OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE, BUT ON FUTURE GENERATIONS OF WESTERN ART.

LIFETIME 1488/1490 – 27th August 1576

Bacchus and Ariadne. 1520-1523.
Ariadne has been left on the island of Naxos, deserted by her lover Theseus, whose ship sails away to the far left. She is discovered on the shore by the god Bacchus, leading a procession of revelers in a chariot drawn by two cheetahs (These were probably modeled on those in the Duke's menagerie and were tigers in Ovid's original text. Bacchus is depicted in mid-air as he leaps out of the chariot to protect Ariadne from these beasts. 
 
Location National Gallery, London
Venus and Organist and Little Dog, c. 1550.
 Federico II, Duke of Mantua who married in 1529; the portrait may have been commissioned for the occasion
Location Museo del Prado
Equestrian Portrait of Charles V (1548)
Titian was at the imperial court of Augsburg, it is a tribute to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, following his victory in the April 1547 Battle of Mühlberg against the Protestant armies. The portrait was commissioned by Mary of Austria, Queen of Hungary, with Charles specifying how he wished to be presented.
 
Location Museo del PradoMadrid
Venus and Organist and Little Dog 1550.
Titian and his workshop produced many versions of Venus and Musician, which may be known by various other titles specifying the elements, such as Venus with an Organist, Venus with a Lute-player, and so on. Most versions have a man playing a small organ on the left, but in others, a lute is being played. Venus has a small companion on her pillows, sometimes a Cupid and in other versions a dog, or in Berlin both
Diana and Actaeon, 1556–1559  
This portrays the moment in which the hunter Actaeonbursts in where the goddess Diana and her nymphs are bathing.
Location National Gallery, London
Pietà (1575–1576)
The picture is among Titian's last, one of several left unfinished at his death. 
Location Gallerie dell Accademia, Venice
The Allegory of Age Governed by Prudence ​1565–1570
The painting portrays three human heads, each facing in a different direction, above three animal heads, depicting (from left) a wolf, a lion and a dog. 
Location National GalleryLondon
Assumption of the Virgin 1556–1559
The figures are in three zones, divided by spaces filled only with light. On the ground are the Apostles. In the center zone, the Virgin Mary stands on clouds, wrapped in a red robe and blue mantle, and also makes a gesture of astonishment. Around her "throngs of angels are melted into clouds irradiated by heavenly light" Above is God the Father, who is about to be handed a crown for Mary by the angel to the right
 
LocationBasilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice
 
Salome (1515)
Portrayals Salome, the daughter of King Herod II, with the head of John the Baptist.
Location Doria Pamphilj GalleryRome
The Rape of Europa(1560-62)
The painting refers to the mythological story of the abduction of Europa by Zeus (Jupiter to the Romans)
Location Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumBoston

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