Miracle of the Jealous Husband

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Miracle of the Jealous Husband
Tizian 023.jpg
Artist Titian
Year 1511
Type Fresco
Location Scuola del Santo, Padua

The Miracle of the Jealous Husband is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance master Titian, executed in 1511 as part of the decoration of the Scuola del Santo in Padua, northern Italy.[1]

It portrays a man stabbing his wife after she has been unjustly accused of adultery. When the man discovers the truth, he begs for pardon to St. Anthony, who resuscitates the woman (this scene is portrayed in smaller size on the right). The idyllic background is inspired by Giorgione's paintings.

The young Titian, described the volume of the wife's raised arm, in the center of the action, by actually sculpting it in relief rather than describing it illusionistically.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ it:Miracolo del marito geloso
  2. ^ *Sergio Rossetti Morosini, "Titian, The Miracle of the Jealous Husband, 1511", in New Findings in Titian's Fresco Technique at the Scuola del Santo in Padua, The Art Bulletin; March 1999, Volume LXXXI Number 1.

References[edit]

  • Gentili, Augusto (1990). Tiziano. Giunti Editore. p. 14. 
  • Sergio Rossetti Morosini, "Titian, The Miracle of the Jealous Husband, 1511", in New Findings in Titian's Fresco Technique at the Scuola del Santo in Padua, The Art Bulletin; March 1999, Volume LXXXI Number 1.
The Miracle of the Jealous Husband, Titian, 1511, fresco, detail. Photographed in raking light by Ana and Sergio Rossetti Morosini, 1992, Padua, Italy