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Do you see what I see? Titian’s Poesie and the Visual Polemics on Religion

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Art History Session 2: Persistent Symbols: Art and Meaning
Mentor: Dr. Anne H. Muraoka

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The Venetian painter Titian is widely known for his poesie—visual representations of classical poems and literature. Scholars have largely focused on his unique interpretation of these mythological stories and his bravura handling of his brush. This paper argues, however, that Titian’s poesie for Philip II of Spain, functions beyond retelling a story from mythology, by serving as a visual representation of the contemporaneous tragedy of the conflicts between the Catholics and Protestants through the themes of exposure, change, and execution.

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Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

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2-18-2017 10:15 AM

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2-18-2017 11:15 AM

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Do you see what I see? Titian’s Poesie and the Visual Polemics on Religion

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

The Venetian painter Titian is widely known for his poesie—visual representations of classical poems and literature. Scholars have largely focused on his unique interpretation of these mythological stories and his bravura handling of his brush. This paper argues, however, that Titian’s poesie for Philip II of Spain, functions beyond retelling a story from mythology, by serving as a visual representation of the contemporaneous tragedy of the conflicts between the Catholics and Protestants through the themes of exposure, change, and execution.