Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Humanities

Program/Concentration

Visual Studies

Committee Director

Anne H. Muraoka

Committee Member

Jared Benton

Committee Member

Angelica Huizar

Abstract

Venetian painter Tiziano Vecellio, more commonly referred to as Titian, created a cycle of mythological paintings based on scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses for King Philip II of Spain. These works are often viewed through an eroticized lens due to this inclusion of nude mortals and goddesses. This thesis argues for the cycle’s moral and religious significance for Philip by utilizing comparative iconography, scholarly texts, and translated allegorical material.

DOI

10.25777/1qrg-cz59

ISBN

9798607382360

ORCID

0000-0002-1085-9826

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