Titian, ‘The Submersion of Pharaoh's Army in the Red Sea’, 1514-15
 
 (printed 1549), Cleveland Museum of Art
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Titian

The Submersion of Pharaoh's Army in the Red Sea, 1514-15 (printed 1549)

Woodcut
15 7/10 × 21 7/10 in
40 × 55 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Cleveland
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Cleveland Museum of Art
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Because woodcuts emulate the artist's drawing style, prints after Titian's designs are very …

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Titian
Italian, 1488–1576
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Known for his expressive brushwork, brilliant color, and hazy, atmospheric effects, Renaissance painter Tiziano Vecelli, called Titian, along with Giorgione, was the founder of arte moderna, a nuanced style characterized by dynamic asymmetry and non-hierarchical compositions that broke from the work of his master, Giovanni Bellini. After Giorgione and Bellini died, Titian introduced many innovations and was the considered the master of Venetian painting. Titian's 1548 painting Equestrian Portrait of Charles V established equestrian portraiture as a new genre that referenced both the Roman tradition of equestrian sculpture and the medieval representations of Christian knights. One of Titian’s most famous paintings is The Rape of Europa (1562), which introduced a powerful diagonal structure—almost baroque in its blurred lines, swirling color, and vibrant brushwork. After a very successful career with many prestigious commissions, Titian died of the plague that swept Venice in 1576.

Titian, ‘The Submersion of Pharaoh's Army in the Red Sea’, 1514-15
 
 (printed 1549), Cleveland Museum of Art
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Because woodcuts emulate the artist's drawing style, prints after Titian's designs are very different from those of the German master Albrecht Dürer. Whereas Dürer's woodcuts exemplify control—crosshatching and parallel lines of shading are precise and uniform—Titian's lines in the Venetian manner are …

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Titian
Italian, 1488–1576
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Known for his expressive brushwork, brilliant color, and hazy, atmospheric effects, Renaissance painter Tiziano Vecelli, called Titian, along with Giorgione, was the founder of arte moderna, a nuanced style characterized by dynamic asymmetry and non-hierarchical compositions that broke from the work of his master, Giovanni Bellini. After Giorgione and Bellini died, Titian introduced many innovations and was the considered the master of Venetian painting. Titian's 1548 painting Equestrian Portrait of Charles V established equestrian portraiture as a new genre that referenced both the Roman tradition of equestrian sculpture and the medieval representations of Christian knights. One of Titian’s most famous paintings is The Rape of Europa (1562), which introduced a powerful diagonal structure—almost baroque in its blurred lines, swirling color, and vibrant brushwork. After a very successful career with many prestigious commissions, Titian died of the plague that swept Venice in 1576.

Titian

The Submersion of Pharaoh's Army in the Red Sea, 1514-15 (printed 1549)

Woodcut
15 7/10 × 21 7/10 in
40 × 55 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Cleveland
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