Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap (c. 1516) by Titian

Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap - Titian - 1516

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TitlePortrait of a Man in a Red Cap
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions71.1 x 82.3 cm
Art MovementHigh Renaissance
Current LocationFrick Collection, New York City, NY, US

About Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap

The artwork, “Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap,” is a distinguished painting by the masterful Renaissance artist Titian, created in the year 1516. This oil on canvas represents the high level of craftsmanship characteristic of the High Renaissance art movement. It measures 71.1 by 82.3 centimeters and falls within the portrait genre. Currently, this piece can be found in the Frick Collection in New York City, New York, United States.

“Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap” expertly captures the visage of an unknown man who commands attention through his direct gaze and the rich details of his attire. The man is portrayed from the waist up, exuding an air of quiet confidence. His attire includes a luxurious fur-lined coat, which speaks to his wealth or social standing during the time. Notably, he wears a striking red cap, which draws the viewer’s eye and serves as the focal point against the dark, muted background. This choice of attire, along with the meticulous rendering of textures and the naturalistic depiction of the subject’s features, showcases Titian’s skill in imbuing his portraits with both realism and psychological depth.

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