Tiziano Vecellio Analysis

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Tiziano Vecellio, an Italian artist more commonly known as Titian, was born in 1488 and lived until 1576. The Madonna and Child with a Female Saint and the Infant Saint John the Baptist is a work created by Titian in the 1530s. This panel is done in oil medium and measures three feet and five and one half inches by four feet and ten and three eights inches, however because it is framed it appears larger measuring four feet and six and half inches by five feet and eleven and one eighth inches. Painted in the 16th century, The Madonna and Child with a Female Saint and the Infant Saint John the Baptist but since 1986 finds its home at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The canvas is a horizontal painting of holy figures in a pastoral landscape. Because of the title of this work we know that depicted are the Christ child carried by the Virgin Mary with a female saint embracing the child along with Saint John the Baptist as an infant to the right. Titian placed the figures in a pyramidal structure around the Christ Child so that one’s eye focuses on the Christ Child. In addition, although Saint John the Baptist is not physically in contact with the other three figures, his strong exchange glance at the child brings him together. Work seems balanced since the Virgin Mary, the female saint and Saint John the Baptist all look toward the Christ Child. In this painting, Tiziano Vecellio …show more content…
He places the figures right up on the picture plane very close to the viewer; this allows the viewer to see the intimate moment between the female saint and the Christ Child. There clearly is a sense of three-dimensional space. The recession into depth is deep; mountains seem to be very off in the distance from where the storm is approaching. The figures in the space are given volume and occupy much of the

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