Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Titian’s sumptuous Danáe (1560s), painted for Philip II



A Cuban In London said...

Though not really a fan of Renaissance, I saw a documentary on Titian's life the other night (same channel as in my comment above, Sky Arts 2, it's awfully good!) and I loved the story behind the Diana and Actaeon.

Greetings from London.

namastenancy said...

I think that we've all seen too many reproductions and assume that they represent the reality of the painting. Trust me - they don't. I wasn't very interested in the portraits of the rich and famous of the day in the show although the hugely overweight Margrave of Saxony is amusing. But the mythological paintings are just breathtaking The one of Susannah and the Elders is so gorgeous you wonder how anybody would paint after looking at that masterpieces.