Random House, Inc. The Rizzoli Art Classics series brings you Piero della Francesca, Titian, Caravaggio, and Velázquez, all in beautifully illustrated monographs, offering high-quality reproductions in compact, accessible volumes. These books feature a literary introduction by a renowned art historian, a thoroughly researched essay, and captions describing the artist's most famous canvases. A useful appendix section includes an extensive chronology of the artist's life and important historical events of his time; a compilation of writings by well-known historians, insight into each painter's stylistic development; a geographical table detailing the location of each painting in the book; and a concise bibliography with suggested further readings.With authoritative text by leading art historians, these lavishly illustrated editions provide fresh insight into the art and lives of some of the most fascinating artists in the history of painting.
Blackwell North Amer Regarded as the greatest Venetian painter of the sixteenth century and one of the foremost artists of the Italian High Renaissance, Titian's canvases are remarkable for their unmatched symphonies of color and poetry of form. While scholars continue to debate precisely how much influence Giorgionne and the Bellinis had on Titian's formation, his immense and rich body of work speaks for itself, proving that regardless of where he came from and who he studied with, Titian launched painting in an entirely new realm. His works, distinguished by their radical technical approaches, provide us with mythical and religious retellings enriched by allegory and insightful personal portraits. The many artists and writers who over the past four centuries have looked to his frescoes and oil paintings for inspiration attest to Titian's inimitable artistic vision.