TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

Virgin and Child

c. 1545
Oil on panel, 38 x 31 cm
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Pedralbes

In his religious painting Titian blended Christian sentiment with Antiquity. In this painting the Virgin and Child are devoid of all solemnity yet graced with a monumentality which relates them to the work of Michelangelo.