Titian Remade - Repetition and the Transformation of Early Modern Italian Art Maria Loh

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
30 Aug 2007
ISBN:
9780892368730
Imprint:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Dimensions:
216 pages: 273 x 196 x 20mm
Illustrations:
26 colour & 43 b&w illustrations

This insightful volume explores the use of imitation and the modern cult of originality through a consideration of the disparate fates of two Venetian painters - the canonized master Titian (c. 1488-1576) and his artistic heir, the little known Padovanino (1588-1649). "Titian Remade" compares three of Padovanino's paintings - "Sleeping Venus" (1610), "Triumph" (1620), and "Self-Portrait" (ca. 1630) - with corresponding works by Titian, and argues that repetition is not simply the last resort of the uninspired, but can be a positive act of artistic self-definition.

Maria Loh is a lecturer in Early Modern Art at UCL (University College London).