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Titian: Assunta or Assumption of Mary

5 April 2017

Titian’s Assunta, the magnificent, huge altarpiece that dominates the basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, the Franciscan center in Venice, established him as the foremost...

Valentin de Boulogne at the Met

22 January 2017

Last week my wife and I finally got to see the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition, Valentin de Boulogne, Beyond Caravaggio, that closes today after a run of three months. ...

Giorgione: Castelfranco Altarpiece

1 December 2016

Commentators have always regarded Giorgione’s Castelfranco Altarpiece as a unique and original work of art. It is Giorgione’s only known altarpiece, and although he used...

Giorgione: "Boy with an Arrow" or St. Sebastian

28 October 2016

In earlier posts I have agreed with those who have claimed that the small painting by Giorgione called “Boy with an Arrow” is an image of St. Sebastian, one of the most...