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  • Portrait of a Young Woman

    Artist:
    Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), between 1485 and 1490-1576
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    96x75 cm

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), between 1485 and 1490-1576

Portrait of a Young Woman

Italy, Circa 1536

In his portraits, Titian, one of the best portrait painters in Europe, took a radically different approach to male and female subjects. In male portraits, the work tends to be filled with emotional and psychological tension and expressiveness, while his female subjects leave an impression of unshakeable calm. Here the artist was most concerned with outer appearances, with physical beauty. The unknown subject of this painting is natural and coolly confident in the consciousness of her own youthful charm, in the luxury of her semi-naked body with its fur wrap. The soft sheen of the velvet, the shining pearls and the airiness of the ostrich feathers are all depicted with amazing likeness, but these valuables are lingered over only in order to set off the central treasure, the woman's beautiful face.

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Portrait of a Young Woman

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oil

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96x75 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1772; acquired from the collection of L.A. Crozat, Baron de Thiers in Paris

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ГЭ-71

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