New book accompanies the greatly anticipated Titian | Love, Desire, Death exhibition, due to be on show at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh and touring at the following venues National Gallery, London, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.
This book presents a detailed study of the complete series and is lavishly illustrated with details of these emotionally charged paintings. The book explores Titian’s creative process, technique, his use of literary and visual sources and his artistic legacy as well as his correspondence with Philip II. Offering the most comprehensive overview of these remarkable works, Titian: Love, Desire, Death is an indispensable resource for scholars and admirers of Renaissance painting.
Titian (active about 1506; died 1576) produced a masterful group of paintings for Philip II, depicting scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses and celebrating the loves of gods, goddesses and mortals.
About the authors:
Matthias Wivel is Curator of Sixteenth-Century Italian Paintings and Jill Dunkerton is Senior Restorer, both at the National Gallery, London.
Beverly Louise Brown is a Fellow of the Warburg Institute, London. Paul Hills is Professor Emeritus at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Lelia Packer is Curator of Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German and pre- 1600 Paintings at the Wallace Collection, London.
Javier Portús is Head of Spanish Painting at Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
Nathaniel Silver is Associate Curator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.
Aidan Weston-Lewis is Chief Curator at National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.