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

Danaë

c. 1553
Oil on canvas, 119 x 187 cm
Hermitage, St. Petersburg

This is another version of the highly successful series on the Danaë theme produced by Titian's workshop. When compared to the version he painted himself, the difference in quality becomes evident. The distorted face of Danaë and her cord-like hair mock any attempt to compare her with the skillfully lit head of the Danaë in Madrid.