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Titian - Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Titian and the Renaissance Venice

In the 15th and 16th centuries, Venice, City of Water, prospered dramatically through maritime trade and rose to power as a major world trade center with ties to other cultures. At this time, it entered a golden age of art. Paintings of diverse subjects were produced for spaces public and private, from churches and government buildings to the palaces of aristocrats, and a distinctive Venetian style of painting characterized by brilliant colors, free and vibrant brushwork, and the effects of softly diffused light was born. This exhibition (21.01.2017 - 02.04.2017) will examine the characteristics and compelling allure of Venetian Renaissance art through paintings by 

the great master of the Venetian school, and other artists who built the golden age, along with woodcuts and books giving evidence to Venice’s thriving publishing industry. (Text: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)