Publisher description for Titian remade : repetition and the transformation of early modern Italian art / Maria H. Loh.


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Titian Remade explores imitation and the modern cult of originality through a consideration of the disparate fates of two Venetian painters: the canonized master Titian (ca. 1488-1576) and his artistic heir, the now-unremarked Padovanino (1588-1649). Reading the latter's Sleeping Venus (1610), triumph (1620), and Self-Portrait (ca. 1630) against corresponding works by Titian, Maria H. Loh argues the case for repetition as a positive act of artistic self-definition. Her history of creative emulation and engaged viewing in early modern visual culture offers a profound vision of art as a continual process of retrieval and projection that effectively bonds the present to the past and the self to the other.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Padovanino, -- 1588-1648 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Titian, -- ca. 1488-1576 -- Influence.
Painting, Italian -- 17th century.
Imitation in art.
Repetition (Aesthetics)