Episode 245 – Titian’s “Venus Blindfolding Cupid” (Borghese Gallery, Rome)
February 6, 2024

Painted around 1565, this exquisite painting exemplifies Titian’s later style with its loose brushstroke, sophisticated use of color, and delicate tonal transitions. The meaning of the painting is somewhat controversial as it does not fall into any traditional iconographical schemes and has consequently resulted in various scholarly theories being proposed.


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