Portrait of Ludovico Beccadelli (1552) by Titian

Portrait of Ludovico Beccadelli - Titian - 1552

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Ludovico Beccadelli
Art MovementMannerism (Late Renaissance)
Current LocationUffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

About Portrait of Ludovico Beccadelli

The artwork “Portrait of Ludovico Beccadelli” was painted by the eminent artist Titian in the year 1552. Executed in oil on canvas, it is a quintessential representation of the Mannerism movement that marked the Late Renaissance. The genre of this work is portraiture, and it currently resides within the esteemed collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

In the artwork, Ludovico Beccadelli is depicted in a three-quarter pose against a subdued backdrop that offers little distraction from his visage and attire. The subject is dressed in the attire consistent with a man of his station during the Renaissance period, featuring a black cloak and a white undergarment with voluminous sleeves that are detailed with fine pleats and cuffs. His countenance is marked by a direct and engaging gaze, a well-groomed beard, and a confident smile that suggests both intelligence and affability. His right hand rests elegantly on what appears to be an armrest, while his left hand holds a book or document, likely indicating Beccadelli’s educated status or professional occupation. The painting captures both the likeness and the persona of the subject, employing the sophistication and psychological insight for which Titian is renowned.

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