Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Titian

Bacchus and Ariadne,  by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)
Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio).

Gods, mortals, action, romance, leopards, snakes and severed deer heads! (Not to mention a beautifully dramatic landscape and delicate foreground flowers rendered with botanical accuracy.)

[Addendum: not to mention lots of genuine Ultramarine Blue, made from a semi-precious stone more costly by weight than gold. See the full pigment analysis on ColourLex.]

In the National Gallery, London. Use fullscreen and zoom controls at right of image.

 
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