Opinion is divided on the painting’s subject, which has variously been interpreted as “Dionysus and Ariadne” and “Paris and Oenone”. More convincing is an interpretation that sees a connection with pastoral themes and poetry, with their references to the disappointed longing of the herdsman poet for the woman who remains beyond his reach. The shepherd’s inner turmoil finds expression in the restless sky. The open brushwork of Titian’s late style anticipates the insights of the Impressionists.
links eine 17 cm breite spätere vom Rahmen gedeckte Anstückung: Overall: 149,6 x 187 cm
Framed: 186,5 cm x 209 cm x 9 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
1636 Coll. Bartolomeo della Nave, Venice; 1638-1649 Coll. Hamilton; Coll. Leopold Wilhelm
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