The pietà by Titian: description and curious facts

Tiziano Vecellio | La Pietà

THE PIETÀ BY TITIAN: DESCRIPTION AND CURIOUS FACTS

The theme of the Pietà has been depicted by many artists, but one has always impressed me in a particular way, the Pietà by Titian.
It’s a painting executed by the great Venetian artist who, as required, depicts the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Christ. However, in the work appear other figures, among whom a man who looks desperate and in need of asking for pity, stands out.

In this post I’ll make you discover Titian’s last painting.

The Pietà by Titian

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Life and works of Lavinia Fontana, the first female artist who painted female nudes

Lavinia Fontana | autoritratto

Lavinia Fontana, autoritratto nel suo studio (1579)

LIFE AND WORKS OF LAVINIA FONTANA, THE FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WHO PAINTED FEMALE NUDES

Life and works of Lavinia Fontana was one of the most important Renaissance female artists, who made her way in the art world with the strength of her own talent and hard work.
Daughter of art, Lavinia was a famous and acclaimed portraitist, who dedicated herself also to paint altarpieces and paintings with religious subjects, but what is really important is that she was the first woman in history of art who painted female nudes.

My journey to discover the most important female artists in history, but still little-known, continues.

I started with life and works of female painter Catharina van Hemessen and in this post I’ll talk about the story of Lavinia Fontana.

Life and works of Lavinia Fontana

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Madonna and Child by Lorenzo Lotto

Sacra Conversazione | Lorenzo Lotto

MADONNA AND CHILD WITH SAINT CATHERINE AND SAINT JAMES BY LORENZO LOTTO

What makes Madonna and Child with Saint Catherine and Saint James by Lorenzo Lotto housed at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna so special? Who commissioned the painting and where was it supposed to be placed?
It’s not easy to answer these questions, but you may formulate some hypotheses and you may understand the greatness of Lorenzo Lotto.

In this post I’ll make you discover a masterpiece.

Madonna and Child with Saint Catherine and Saint James

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