A beautiful and  informative overview of Titian's life and works.

Peter Humfrey


Price: USD$69.95



  • Titian (Tiziano Vecellio, c.1488/90–1576) was an outstanding painter of the Renaissance
  • An ideal introduction to Titian’s life and work for the general reader and scholar alike
  • Places Titian’s career and work into the social and historical context of sixteenth-century Italy and explores his approach to a number of themes – including mythological, religious, allegorical and portrait subjects – and examines the key role of Titian’s illustrious patrons
  • Includes his greatest works from the Concert Champêtre of c.1511 (Musée du Louvre, Paris) and Bacchus and Ariadne of 1520–3 (National Gallery, London) to the Entombment of 1558–9 (Museo Nacional del Prado) and Titian’s last work, the Pietà of c.1570–6 (Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice)
  • Bound in a richly coloured silk that evokes the look and feel of classic Phaidon fine art volumes and enhances the luxurious quality of the books


About the author(s)
Peter Humfrey is Professor of Art History at the University of St Andrews, where he has taught since 1977. He is the author of numerous publications on Venetian Renaissance painting and was co-author of the catalogue of the Age of Titian exhibition, held at the National Gallery of Scotland in 2004.


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