But today we will focus our attention elsewhere, on an equally renowned milestone in Italian art, Sacred and Profane Love by Titian. In the background, meanwhile, you have some other strange things going on: On our left, a horse and rider race up a mountaintop to a looming fortress, while two hares appear to be playing or chasing each other ; on our right, shepherds herd sheep in a pasture in front of a picturesque church, while a dog chases a hare. Titian's message in Sacred and Profane Love is clear, while Giorgione's works leave the viewer wondering as to their meaning. Titian's work remains in the Borghese Collection today in Rome. He is married to his ship.
Another hunter on horseback can be seen on the road to the castle, but between him and the gowned woman are two rabbits, symbols of fertility, if not cupidity. This is because the 'Great Work' of true alchemy is sexual transmutation, and the athanor, fountain, yoni, pudenda are all metaphors for the vulva; the vessel and matrix of the Great Work - without which nothing can be accomplished. Titian painted Sacred and Profane Love when he was about 25 years old. In 16th century Venice, marriage had an important social value, serving to sanction alliances and assuring business partnerships that went beyond the simple union of a couple. There are also the hares.
Hence, the intention was to heal a wound, to persuade Laura to marry him, despite what he had done to her father and to arrange a marriage that would reunite the political factions involved. Notes: Translated into English by Susan Ann White. Symbols of love are scattered throughout, from the roses on the sarcophagus to the myrtle the woman on our left clasps more on that later! Also different from Giorgione in Sacred and Profane Love is Titian's use of landscape. You always had something different about you and I really love that about you. In between the two women is a winged putto, representing cupid leaning over to play in the fountain. One of the many gifts that art offers us is that of forcing us to follow the significance of the work, to puzzle over the meanings that are hidden behind a painting, the mysteries and ideas that the artist wanted to express, and why.
I just found the site and think your work is very good. This could quite easily be the Sea Lion that has been on the family crest since the 15th century. But aside from the relative unlikelihood of representing an Old Testament scene on a classical sarcophagus, such a reading of the figures is not convincing, nor would it appear to relate in any way to the scene at the left. In 1899, the Rothschilds offered to buy this world famous work at a price that was higher than the estimated value of the Villa Borghese and all its works of art 4,000,000 Lire as opposed to 3,600,000 Lire. The horse, which bears neither saddle nor bridle, is being led calmly left to right by a nude male figure, although since he is partly obscured by the shrub, it is difficult to ascertain exactly the nature of his action.
In fact, my analytic interests are not exclusively Italian nor solely of the Renaissance period. This demonstrates the double-edged sword of iconology. I have been looking arounat the picture on and off for years as my father once told me a story that our family was once patron of the artist Titian and he placed the family crest in the picture to signify the link. Gregg February 7th 2013 Sacred and Profane Love also known as Venus and The Bride is a famous painting done by an idolized artist during the 1500s named, Titian. All this is, of course, fair game.
For example, on the background, there are two different landscape, one side is dark, while the other side is brighter; a couple of rabbits on the right is the symbol of fertility, but the violent images of the sarcophagus make you think about an event the spouses shared. Pictorially Giorgione has achieved this albeit unconventionally - clever graphic manipulation of the terms of that motif. The memories will stay in my heart forever. Likened to the Greek Pan, Faunus was the Roman god of the woods and forests, historically a former King of Latium who seems to have died peacefully old. It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. The two women are sitting on a fountain, which is actually a sarcophagus, full of water, where a child Cupid is immersing his arm, maybe to represent his mediation between the women and the two kinds of love.
In fact in the Neoplatonic philosophy that Titian and his circle believed in contemplating the beauty of the creation led to an awareness of the divine perfection of the order of the cosmos. Art historians from all over the world have struggled to find the meanings of Titians paintings and the deep symbolism behind them. Sacred objects, places or concepts are believed by followers to be intimately connected with God or a divinity and are thus greatly revered. And, of course, the painting was a marriage gift, which would make this focus highly appropriate. Taken literally, the scene appears to be one of punishment rather than murder or sexual assault.
Please note that the presentation attracts 30% of the marks and the written report 70% of the marks for the module Assessment criteria for written report — weighted to 70% Explanatory comments on the assessment criteria Maximum marks for each section Content, style, relevance, originality Identification - structure, content and. The nude woman, therefore, might be sacred. The most one can say about it is that a punishment and a conflict do seem to be represented and that it is treated in a specific—and surely meaningful way. The sinful Magdalen has left the city behind and now sits on the sarcophagus in the foreground contemplating her own conversion. Till now I have not seen anything. A slender, chestnut blond with blue eyes, dressed in simplicity, with an atmosphere of light gayety came to his life.
Sacred and Profane Love Italian: Amor Sacro e Amor Profano is an by , probably painted in 1515, early in his career. The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, a secretary to the Venetian Council of Ten, whose coat of arms appears on the sarcophagus or fountain, to celebrate his marriage to a young widow, Laura Bagarotto. The obvious contrast between these to women is much deeper than their means of dressing. This is to suggest of the Sacred and Profane Love that there were three collaborators - Bellini, Giorgione and Titian - and in that order. She is repeated to illustrate before and after marriage; comparing the freedoms and enjoyment. Buy great art books at Amazon! This is the iconography of Kirk that everyone recognizes.