By Sheila Hale
The 1st definitive biography of the grasp painter in additional than a century, Titian: His Life is being hailed as a "landmark success" for significantly acclaimed writer Sheila Hale (Publishers Weekly). amazing in its interpretation of the 16th-century master's work, this huge biography of Titian attracts on modern bills and up to date artwork ancient study and scholarship, a few of it formerly unpublished, offering an unheard of portrait of the artist, in addition to a desirable rendering of Venice as a middle of tradition, trade, and gear. Sheila Hale's Titian is destined to be this century's authoritative textual content at the lifetime of maximum painter of the Italian excessive Renaissance.
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