Portrait of a Man (1523) by Titian

Portrait of a Man - Titian - 1523

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of a Man
Dimensions118 x 96 cm
Art MovementHigh Renaissance
Current LocationLouvre, Paris, France

About Portrait of a Man

The artwork in question is “Portrait of a Man,” a quintessential example of High Renaissance art by the renowned artist Titian, created in the year 1523. This portrait, rendered in oil on canvas, measures 118 by 96 centimeters. Reflective of the High Renaissance style, Titian captures the sitter with great detail and psychological insight. The artwork is currently housed in the celebrated Louvre Museum located in Paris, France.

In the artwork, Titian depicts an unidentified man with a direct and engaging gaze towards the viewer. The sitter’s attire is of dark color, possibly black, embodying the fashion of the time with a voluminous garment that drapes across his figure, imbuing a sense of gravity and dignity. The texture of his clothing is depicted with subtle variations in tone and highlights, showcasing Titian’s skillful manipulation of oil paint to capture the play of light on different surfaces. The sitter’s face bears a neutral yet earnest expression, with his lips slightly parted and his eyes seemingly full of contemplation. He is adorned with a white ruffled collar that stands out crisply against the dark tones of his attire. His hair is cut short and frames his face neatly. The background is understated, allowing the figure to command the full attention of the observer. Through the combined mastery of composition, form, and the psychological depth captured in the sitter’s expression, Titian’s “Portrait of a Man” stands as a significant work within the canon of Renaissance portraiture.

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