Titian's paintings of his muse
In my novel BITTER GREENS, I imagine the life of this beautiful red-haired woman, painted obsessively by the Venetian artist Tiziano over the course of his…
Bust Portrait of a Courtesan 1509 This beautiful picture is a fine example of the early-sixteenth-century Venetian "Courtesan Portrait." Possibly an actual portrait, or perhaps an imaginary subject, this intimate bust-length representation of an alluring woman would have been intended for a private collector. This poetic approach to depicting the female greatly influenced the young Titian, who was at one time thought to be the author of this painting. Zorzo da Castelfranco called Giorgione
Tiziano Vecelli, or Titian as he's known, was a Venetian painter around the 1500s. He is famous for his handling of color and girls with flowing red locks. Most renaissance galleries have a Titian somewhere, though time hasn't been good to them, and the colors aren't what they once were. So dig around and find the good ones, so you can appreciate this great master's work properly.