Titian exploration of psychology of the human passion

“Years ago I decided that the greatest ned in our Country was Art…So I determined to make it my life work if I could” Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917   After visiting the Isabella Stewart Museum and seeing the wonderful Titian’s table ‘The Rape of Europa’ I wonder how it got there from the Spanish collections. This masterpiece is very important for many reasons, for instance, when Velazquez first arrived to the Court, he finds Reubens (52 years old and at the height of his fame) copying the painting. The young Velazquez was very impressed with both the work of Titian

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