Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Titian: The Passion

TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)
Crowning with Thorns
c. 1570
Oil on canvas, 280 x 182 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

In his final years Titian painted a series of paintings dedicated to the passion of Christ. This is one: the Crowning with Thorns.

This was the second painting Titian had made on this theme. The earlier is in the Louvre.

This later version of the theme remained unfinished at his death.

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