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Titian & tragic painting : Aristotle's poetics and the rise of the modern artist

Author: Thomas Puttfarken
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Late in his life Titian created a series of paintings - the 'Four Sinners', the 'poesie' for his patron Philip II of Spain, and the 'Final Tragedies' - that were dark in tone and content, full of pathos and physical suffering." "In this major reinterpretation of Titian's art, Thomas Puttfarken shows that the often dramatic and violent subject matter of these works was not, as is often argued, the consequence of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Titian; Aristotle; Aristote - Influence.; Titien <ca 1488-1576> - Critique et interprétation.; Titien; Aristote; Aristotle.; Titian; Aristoteles; Tiziano Vecellio; Tiziano Vecellio; Aristoteles.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Puttfarken
ISBN: 0300110006 9780300110005
OCLC Number: 60321467
Description: vi, 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
On the status of painting in the Renaissance --
Painting, poetry and the liberal arts --
Imitation, moral purpose and learning --
Tragedy --
Titian and tragedy --
The four great sinners --
Michelangelo and Titian: terribilità and tragic pathos --
Titian's mythological paintings: problems of interpretation --
Titian's poesie for Philip II as painted tragedies --
The final tragedies and Titian's 'late style' --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Titian and tragic painting
Responsibility: Thomas Puttfarken.

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"Late in his life Titian created a series of paintings - the 'Four Sinners', the 'poesie' for his patron Philip II of Spain, and the 'Final Tragedies' - that were dark in tone and content, full of pathos and physical suffering." "In this major reinterpretation of Titian's art, Thomas Puttfarken shows that the often dramatic and violent subject matter of these works was not, as is often argued, the consequence of the artist's increasing age and sense of isolation and tragedy. Rather, these paintings were influenced by discussions of Aristotle's Poetics that permeated learned discourse in Italy in the mid-sixteenth century."--Jacket.
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