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The life of Titian

Author: Carlo Ridolfi; Titian; Julia Conaway Bondanella; et al
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Life of Titian by the seventeenth-century Venetian artist and writer Carlo Ridolfi is one of the most important contemporary documentary sources for our understanding of the great Renaissance artist. This new critical edition, the first translation into English of Ridolfi's biography, illuminates his life, his artistic production, and his early critical reputation. The editors address art-historical questions of
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Titian; Titien; Titian
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Ridolfi; Titian; Julia Conaway Bondanella; et al
ISBN: 0271015470 9780271015477 0271016272 9780271016276
OCLC Number: 33078412
Description: 146 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Titian : an introduction / Bruce Cole --
"Artistic license" : Titian in the works of Vasari and Ridolfi / Jody Robin Shiffman --
Translators' note / Julia Conaway Bondanella, Peter Bondanella --
The life of Titian Vecellio from Cadore, painter and knight / by Carlo Ridolfi.
Other Titles: Vita di Titiano Vecellio da Cadore.
Responsibility: by Carlo Ridolfi ; edited by Julia Conaway Bondanella ... [et al.] ; translated by Julia Conaway Bondanella and Peter Bondanella.
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The Life of Titian by the seventeenth-century Venetian artist and writer Carlo Ridolfi is one of the most important contemporary documentary sources for our understanding of the great Renaissance artist. This new critical edition, the first translation into English of Ridolfi's biography, illuminates his life, his artistic production, and his early critical reputation. The editors address art-historical questions of attribution, provenance, and documentation that Ridolfi's biography raises. Two introductory essays present the nature, scope, and importance of the biography for the study of Titian and Venetian Renaissance art and place Ridolfi in the tradition of Renaissance biography and artistic literature.

The annotations provide a useful and current bibliography drawn from both art history and literature. The Life of Titian will be of interest to a wide audience of scholars and students of the history of Renaissance art, literature, language, and culture.

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