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

Orpheus and Eurydice

c. 1508
Oil on canvas, 39 x 53 cm
Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

The paintings dating from the very earliest years of Titian's career, such as the Orpheus and Eurydice, reflect his deep interest in the realistic depiction of the natural world.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 7 minutes):
Cristoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo, Act I, Orpheus' aria in G Major