Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Musâee du Louvr

Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese

Abstract: For nearly four decades in the 16th century, the careers of Venice's three greatest painters - Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese - overlapped, producing mutual influences and bitter rivalries that changed the course of art history. Venice was then among Europe's richest cities, and its plentiful commissions fostered an exceptionally fertile and innovative climate. In this climate, the three artists - brilliant, ambitious and fiercely competitive - vied with each other for primacy, deploying such new media as oil on canvas, with its unique expressive possibilities, and such new approaches as a personal and identifiable 'signature style'. They also pioneered the use of easel painting, a newly portable format that led to unprecedented fame in their lifetimes. With over 150 stunning examples by the three masters and their contemporaries, "Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese" elucidates the technical and aesthetic innovations that helped define the uniquely rich 'Venetian style', as well as the social, political and economic context in which it flourished. The essays range from examinations of seminal new techniques to such crucial institutions as state commissions and the patronage system. Most of all, by concentrating on the lives and careers of Venice's three greatest painters, the volume paints an equally vibrant human portrait - one brimming with savage rivalry, one-upmanship, humour and passion.

Title and contributions: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese : rivals in Renaissance Venice / Frederick Ilchman with contributions by Linda Borean ... [et al.].

1st ed.

Publication: Boston : MFA Publications ; New York, N.Y. : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2009.

Physical description: 315 p. : col. ill., maps ; 30 cm.

Publication date:2009

Language: eng (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)

  • Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mar. 15, 2009- Aug. 16, 2009 and the Musâee du Louvre, Paris, Sept. 14, 2009-Jan. 4, 2010
  • Fall 2011



Classifications: 759.5 (19)

General Processing Data (100)
  • Type of Publication Date: Publication Dates 1 and 2: monograph complete when issued, or issued within one calendar year
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Government Publication: unknown

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UniVIU 759.5311/ILC VEN 1-1446
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