Online Exhibit

December 5th, 2011

Did you know that the online exhibit, 2011 Venice Exhibit, accompanies this project?  Please visit if you wish to search the “collection” and learn more about what my classmates researched.

Working Title and Thesis

September 30th, 2011

Realistic Portrait versus Ideal Allegory: Portrayals of Female Subjects by Titian

Titian entitled certain female portraits with a woman’s  name because the subject was an unambiguous and true rendition, while presented other female depictions with a generic allegorical title because he was portraying an ideal beauty.


September 15th, 2011

I’m thinking about researching the Venetian portrait style.  Venice started the oil on canvas tradition, so I am interested in understanding how that influenced artists’ styles. I specifically want to look into Bellini and/or Titian focusing on a few key works.  I will keep Vasari in mind.  The topic of women as unnamed subjects is a possible theme.