Balbi Holy Conversation

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Balbi Holy Conversation
Titian Madonna and Child with Sts Catherine and Dominic and a Donor.jpg
Artist Titian
Year 1513[1]
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 137 cm × 184 cm (54 in × 72 in)
Location Fondazione Magnani-Rocca, Traversetolo

Balbi Holy Conversation (Italian: Sacra conversazione, also known as Titian Madonna and Child with Sts Catherine and Dominic and a Donor) is an oil painting by the Italian late Renaissance painter Titian, dated to around 1513, and now held at the Fondazione Magnani-Rocca in Traversetolo, near Parma, northern Italy.

The work was originally part of marquess Balbi's collection at Genoa, hence the name. It is a work from the artist's youth, set in an open landscape, with some Giorgione influences but already some personal elements, such as the asymmetrical composition and the full figures.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Sacra conversazione" (in Italian). Fondazione Magnani Rocca. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 

References[edit]

  • Valcanover, Francesco (1969). L'opera completa di Tiziano (in Italian). Milan: Rizzoli. 

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