Apr 21, 2011

Sacred and Profane Love

I am a lover of Renaissance paintings.... Let me tell you a little about this one...

Artist: Titian

Year: c1514
Oil on Canvas
279cms x 118cms
Title uncertain: Sacred and Profane Love, but apparently also called 
Venus and The Bride.
Commissioned by Niccolo Aurelio to celebrate his marriage to 
Laura Bagarotto. 
She is sitting next to cupid and assisted by Venus.

At Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy), but it should really be on 
my wall, Auckland, NZ.

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