Picture of Flora, Titian Vecellio
- Posted by Titian Vecellio
- Museum: Uffizi Gallery
- Year: Around 1515-1517
Overview of the painting :
Flora – Titian Vecellio. Around 1515-1517. Oil on canvas. 79.7×63.5
The Venetian artist of the High Renaissance is arguing from afar about who is depicted in the presented picture of Titian (1488 / 1490-1576). At one time it was believed that this was the daughter of the artist Palma the Elder, the work itself was attributed to him, then when it was again recognized by the work of Titian, disputes about the heroine of the picture continued. To the idea of identifying a captured girl with Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, he brought a bouquet in her hand. And the whole appearance of this young, blooming, dreamy creature with loose hair, in a white shirt falling from one shoulder, is really associated with an ancient goddess.
At the same time, this is a portrait of a really living Venetian, with golden, then fashion, hair and fair velvety skin. It is possible that the young Titian painted it, fantasizing about antiquity, and it turned out to be a lively, full-blooded and at the same time raised image over reality.