Girl with a Basket of Fruits (Lavinia) (1555 – 1558) by Titian

Girl with a Basket of Fruits (Lavinia) - Titian - 1555 - 1558

Artwork Information

TitleGirl with a Basket of Fruits (Lavinia)
Date1555 - 1558
Dimensions82 x 102 cm
Art MovementMannerism (Late Renaissance)
Current LocationGemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

About Girl with a Basket of Fruits (Lavinia)

The artwork titled “Girl with a Basket of Fruits (Lavinia)” is a notable painting from the Mannerism movement within the Late Renaissance, crafted by the Renaissance master Titian between 1555 and 1558. This portrait is rendered in oil on canvas and measures 82 cm by 102 cm. The original painting currently resides in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany, where it is displayed for public appreciation.

The artwork features a young woman, presumably Titian’s daughter Lavinia, depicted in a sumptuous attire embellished with ornate details. Her gaze is engaging, as it seems to meet the viewer’s eyes, adding a personal and intimate touch to the portrait. The young woman holds a basket replete with an assortment of ripe fruits, which she balances gracefully atop her hand. The fruits in the basket are rendered with particular attention to texture and color, contributing to the rich and vibrant composition.

In her other hand, she seems to be adjusting the basket or perhaps selecting a fruit, creating a sense of movement within the portrait. Her attire is accessorized with pearls and a delicate diadem, signifying her status and the fashion of the period. The background is subdued, painted in muted tones that provide a stark contrast to the vividness of the figure and the fruits. This contrast exemplifies the Mannerist penchant for emphasizing figures over their environment, focusing the viewer’s attention on the character and inner life displayed in the subject’s expression and posture. The overall composition is dynamic yet harmonious, exuding the elegance and sophistication characteristic of Titian’s works.

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