Titian's Allegory of Marriage: New Approaches

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This book offers nine new approaches toward a single work of art, Titian's Allegory of Marriage or Allegory of Alfonso d'Avalos, dated to 1530/5. In earlier references, the painting was named simply Allegory, alluding to its enigmatic nature. The work follows in a tradition of such ambiguous Venetian paintings as Giovanni Bellini's Sacred Allegory and Giorgione's Tempest. Throughout the years, Titian's Allegory has engendered a range of diverse interpretations. Art historians such as Hans Tietze, Erwin Panofsky, Walter Friedlaender, and Louis Hourticq, to mention only a few, promoted various explanations. This book offers novel approaches and suggests new meanings toward a further understanding of this somewhat abstruse painting.
Original languageAmerican English
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages266
ISBN (Electronic)9789048552160
ISBN (Print)9789463729536
StatePublished - Nov 2022

Publication series

NameVisual and Material Culture, 1300-1700
PublisherAmsterdam University Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Titian -- approximately 1488-1576 -- Allegory of marriage
  • Titian -- approximately 1488-1576 -- Criticism and interpretation


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