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Pre-order Titian: Love, Desire, Death exhibition book (hardback)

Pre-order Titian: Love, Desire, Death exhibition book (hardback)


New book accompanies the greatly anticipated Titian | Love, Desire, Death exhibition, on show at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Sat 11 July 2020 - Sun 27 September 2020 and touring at the following venues National Gallery, London, 16 March–14 June 2020; Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 20 October 2020–10 January 2021; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, 11 February–9 May 2021.

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.

This book is not printed yet. Any pre-orders are expected to be delivered around the time of the exhibition Summer 2020. Cover image may change.

  • Size 28 x 23 cm
  • Page count 224 printed pages
  • Illustrations 200 colour
  • Format Hardback
  • Authors Matthias Wivel et al
  • Publisher National Gallery Company Ltd
  • ISBN 1048791
Available for purchase when we can dispatch safely

100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland