Raymond Waddington

Titian's Aretino: a contextual study of all the portraits

2018, cm 17 x 24, x-152 pp. con 32 tavv. f.t. a colori

ISBN: 9788822265715

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Titian designed author portraits for Pietro Aretino’s books, painted five known independent portraits, and two portraits in narrative paintings. All of these were done for specific persons in particular circumstances with intentions varying greatly in purpose and complexity. This study reconstructs these contexts as fully as possible, showing how contexts determine the concept of each portrait and enhance appreciation of Titian’s artistry in revealing different aspects of Aretino’s personality and character.

Raymond Waddington
Raymond Waddington is author of five books, over seventy articles, and co-editor of three books. He has been awarded fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. He was senior editor of the «Sixteenth Century Journal» for eighteen years, receiving the conference medal for distinguished service in 2012. He has been general editor of two Renaissance studies series. Waddington’s 2004 book Aretino’s Satyr was awarded the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies and translated into Italian, Salerno, Roma 2009. He is professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis.
(giugno 2018)