“THE BEAUTY” BY TITIAN AT PALAZZO GRIMANI

Friday, November 1, 2013 to Sunday, January 26, 2014

That “Woman in the blue dress”, better known as “The Beauty” is a famous painting by Titian. The mystery, though, lies in her identity. Who is the lavishly-clad, bejeweled woman? Is she real, or ideal? Several different interpretations of her identity have been put forward by modern and ancient critics, though the most likely – especially in Anglo-Saxon scholars’ opinion – is that the painting is no real portrait of anybody, but an image of feminine idealized beauty, already present in the Venetian tradition with the broad definition of “Beautyful women”, which Titian’s genius would give a new expressive form to.

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