Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Titian

Posted by Charley Parker at 12:44 am

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.)

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

2 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Titian »

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  1. Comment by Daniel van Benthuysen
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    Great! Looks like the old man laid in a great supply of lapis lazuli before he took on the job of polishing this gem!

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    I think his patron could afford it.

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