Episode 163 – Venice – Titian’s “Assumption” and “Pesaro Altarpiece” in the church of the Frari
February 6, 2024

Titian’s two great altarpieces in the great Franciscan basilica of Venice known as the “Frari” marked a turning point in the artist’s career. These were his first two public commissions and allowed all of Venice to appreciate the extraordinary talent of a young artist who was still only in his twenties. This episode explores the history, style, and patronage of the two great paintings and how they clearly demonstrate Titan’s unique approach to painting.


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