Venus with a Mirror
Titian - circa 1554-1555
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Titian, the first artist to revive the antique theme of the "Toilet of Venus" has made colour and texture the major artistic elements of this painting. He emphasizes the alabaster beauty of the goddess by contrasting the soft whiteness of her figure with areas of deep colour. Dark reds, greens and browns with touches of bright blue and yellow combined with rich materials - silks, velvets and fur - provide a visual feast for the eyes.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1554-1555
Artist age:Approximately 67 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 124 cm (48.82 in.), Width: 105 cm (41.34 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 04 November 2008.
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