Titian in Rome
March 5 2013
Picture: Palazzo Pitti
A new Titian exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome (5th March - 16th June) looks to be worth a trip. From the exhibition website:
Through iconographic comparisons - particularly emblematic, among the many that the exhibition will be hosting, is a comparison between the Crucifixion from the Dominican church in Ancona, the Crucifixion for the Escorial in Madrid, and the fragmentary Crucifixion now in the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Bologna - visitors will be able to gain a direct perception of the master's innovative approach and compositional structure, in an exhibition designed to convey not only his crucial role as a religious painter but also his complex career as portrait-painter extraordinary to the nobility and aristocracy of his day. [...]
The exhibition will be accompanied by the results of an extensive campaign of scientific analysis which has encompassed a large part of the artist's output. Conducted by the Centro di Ateneo di Arti Visive at the Università degli Studi di Bergamo, the campaign has achieved results of the utmost importance in defining the relationship between autograph works and workshop products, and in fully documenting Titian's technical development from the earliest days of his apprenticeship.