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The Poetics of Titian's Religious Paintings

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  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521827355

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  • Titian's decorous, but hardly restrained, paintings became established examples for Baroque painters, suggesting new ways to interpret the Counter Reformation and art. This book examines issues of sensuality and violence in Titian's religious paintings in the context of the changing religious climate of sixteenth-century Venice. Rather than distinguish between sacred or secular subjects, Titian used different criteria for paintings of different sizes, locations, or subjects.

    • The first book to focus on Titian's religious paintings in the context of the religious changes of his time
    • Offers new interpretation of Titian's art as a whole in relation to ideas about genre and decorum
    • Offers new documentation on Titian's friendships with the writers of his day
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    "D'Elia's well-informed text is centered on a discussion of decorum, and of the ways in which religious subjects were handled by Titan and by his contemporaries, including, of course, writeres. She is responsible and perceptive in her use of evidence and provides many interesting observations." - Charles Hope, The Burlington Magazine

    "Una Roman D'Elia succeeds in presenting Titian's artistic ancestry, his poet contemporaries and near contemporaries and the city's development from the autonomous republic with a free press to the site of implementation of Trent's decrees as the Counter-Feformation lightened its grip." - Art & Christianity, July 2005

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521827355
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 182 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.818kg
    • contains: 70 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    1. Christian pastoral
    2. A Christian Laoco├Ân
    3. Christian tragedy
    4. Christian petrarchism
    5. Christian epic
    Conclusion: Titian and the decorum of genre
    Epilogue: Titian and the Counter Reformation
    Appendix: A preliminary catalogue of writers with connections to Titian.

  • Author

    Una Roman D'Elia, Queen's University, Ontario
    Una Roman D'Elia is an assistant professor at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

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