Online Exhibit

December 5th, 2011

Did you know that the online exhibit, 2011 Venice Exhibit, accompanies this project?  Please visit http://venice11.umwblogs.org/ 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.

Topic

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.