The Resource Titian's women, Rona Goffen

Titian's women, Rona Goffen

Label
Titian's women
Title
Titian's women
Statement of responsibility
Rona Goffen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Richly illustrated with paintings by Titian, this book examines the artist's enduring fascination with the theme of the beautiful woman. Well-known Renaissance scholar Rona Goffen offers a new interpretation of Titian's secular paintings of women, setting them in the context of life in sixteenth-century Venice. Without denying the erotic appeal of Titian's women, Goffen argues that this narrow view diminishes both the artist's achievement and an appreciation of his art and empathy for women. To characterize Titian's paintings of women as pornographic, as many have, is to confuse the modern response with the historical realities of Venetian Renaissance culture, including beliefs about sex and sexuality
  • Goffen shows how female images relate to Titian's professional self-image and to his concern with larger themes: matrimonial images are linked to the means by which women attained and relinquished visibility in Italian Renaissance society, devotional images introduce the paradox of subject matter with a sexual component that both stimulates and inhibits, and mythological images are connected to the artist's use of the female body to demonstrate "divine" craftsmanship. Titian portrays his female subjects as fully conceived individuals whose psychological attributes are as important as their bodily charms
  • Through his paintings Titian invites the male beholder to respond to female emotions, Goffen contends (male, because in the act of viewing such erotic images, the viewer becomes male). And more than this, Titian's women imply his own absorption of female identity as a figure of artistic creativity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goffen, Rona
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.T7
LC item number
G56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Titian
  • Titian
  • Titian
  • Vecellio, Tiziano
  • Titien (1489?-1576)
  • Titien
  • Vecellio, Tiziano
  • Women in art
  • Women in art
  • Schilderijen
  • Vrouwen
  • Frau (Motiv)
  • Malerei
  • Femmes
  • Frau (Motiv)
  • Malerei
  • Venetien
  • Venetien
Label
Titian's women, Rona Goffen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780300068467
Lccn
97007650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36446878
  • (OCoLC)ocm36446878
Label
Titian's women, Rona Goffen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780300068467
Lccn
97007650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36446878
  • (OCoLC)ocm36446878

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