St Ambrose by Titian

St Ambrose - Titian -

Artwork Information

TitleSt Ambrose
Art MovementHigh Renaissance
Current LocationSanta Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

About St Ambrose

The artwork titled “St Ambrose” is a significant creation by the eminent artist Titian, a foremost figure of the High Renaissance art movement. This religious painting, executed using oil on panel, is part of the collection at Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, Italy. It exemplifies the profound religious themes and technical mastery that define this period of art history.

In the artwork, St. Ambrose, one of the four original Doctors of the Church, is depicted with solemn respect and gravity. Notable for his role in the early Christian church as the Bishop of Milan, the saint is portrayed with the traditional attributes that identify his rank and sanctity. His visage is solemn and imbued with a sense of deep contemplation or inward reflection. The saint’s attire is rendered with meticulous attention to the textural qualities of the fabric and the glint of the embroidered vestments. The tenebrism and rich coloration characteristic of Titian’s work are evident in the dramatic play of light and shadow across the figure’s solemn face and the metallic sheen of his bishop’s mitre. Despite the dark palette, the luminosity of the skin and the metallic elements of the attire assert the figure’s spiritual significance and the painting’s devotional function. The close-up composition and enveloping darkness enhance the personal, intimate nature of the work, inviting the viewer to engage with the spiritual intensity and pious demeanor of St. Ambrose.

Other Artwork from Titian

More High Renaissance Artwork

Scroll to Top