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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

two tiny beauties by titian

thanks wikimedia commons (PD-old-100)
Little Clarissa comes from the Strozzis, one of Florence's greatest families. She's surrounded by the finest things, and has plenty of baby-size jewels to wear for her portrait.  What she really likes, though, is her dog, a gentle fellow who in a way looks a great deal like her.  This is "Portrait of Clarissa Strozzi," an oil on canvas from 1542 that shows us a sweet side of the Venetian painter Titian.

1 comment:

Chicco said...

Beautiful portrait!!!
Have a nice day.
Woof, woof,