After Raphael, Botticelli and Veronese, the
Musée du Luxemburg continues its exploration
of Italian Renaissance masters with a
landmark exhibition of Titian portrait paintings.
One of the most prolific painters of 16th century
aristocracy, Titian was prized for his ability
to transcend beyond the surface of his subjects.
Graduating from official painter of the
Venetian Republic to Pope Paul III's preferred
portraitist, it was his uncanny ability to render
his subject's power, poise and authority onto
canvas that made him the most desired portrait
artist of his time. Reuniting 38 of his
acclaimed portraits at the Musée du
Luxembourg, we are thus introduced to the
most influential personalities of his era.
Political, military, religious and cultural leaders
all sought to receive immortality through
Tiziano Vecellio's achieved hands. It was
thanks to his acute sense for physiology and
expression that many were able to achieve
such prestige.

Musée du Luxembourg
Titian, Le pouvoir en face
September 13, 2006 to January 21, 2007
19 rue du Vaurigard
75006 Paris
T: +33 (0)1 45 44 12 90