The Sacred and Profane Love, an emblematic work from one of the most fascinating periods along the artistic path of Titian, and a starting point for analysis of Venetian culture in the early 1500s.
[Titian / Sacred and Profane Love] 1510-1515, one of the most fascinating periods along the artistic path of Titian, was also the moment of an emblematic work: his Sacred and Profane Love.
The catalogue of the exhibition held in Rome in 1995 analyzes the various levels of interpretation of this work after its restoration, comparing it with other important paintings by the artist, such as the Flora, the Concert, Woman with a Mirror, the Baptism of Christ.
A prestigious panel of experts illustrates the history of the painting and the commission behind it, its restoration and the theme of love and allegory in 16th-century Venetian art, through documents, books, engravings and drawings from the same period, shedding light on the cultural atmosphere of the early part of the century and the youthful activity of the artist.
The volume includes reproductions of all the works in the show.