La Bella

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La Bella
Tizian 034.jpg
Artist Titian
Year c. 1536
Type oil on canvas
Dimensions 100 cm × 75 cm (39 in × 30 in)
Location Palazzo Pitti, Florence

La Bella is a portrait of an unknown woman by Titian, painted around 1536 and now in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. The work of a mature artist, it shows the woman with Renaissance ideal proportions and a natural expressive force[1] The composition is clear.[1]

The painting may be a portrait of Isabella d'Este or her daughter Eleonora Gonzaga. Titian likely used the same model for the Venus of Urbino.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) Los maestros de la pintura occidental, Taschen, 2005, page 176, ISBN 3-8228-4744-5
  2. ^ Corrado Cagli: L'opera completa di Tiziano, Rizzoli Milano 1969, no. 177 - La Bella