Tag : giorgione

Venus of the Sherds

Venus of the Sherds

One of the greatest paintings of the Renaissance, Sleeping Venus is an unusual, not to say mysterious work, even for an out of the ordinary painter like Giorgione. The work was unfinished on his death at 34 of plague to be completed by Titian who then went on to paint similar Venuses of his own....

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Alter Ego

Alter Ego

  Susanna and the Elders was a popular  Old Testament  subject with painters. There are innumerable versions by Rembrandt, Reni, Millet, Lotto, Van Dyck, and this one by Tintoretto, who curiously copied Susanna's  pose from Giorgione's Tempest, the serenity of which I have 'borrowed'...

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