Mary Magdalene - Titian

Mary Magdalene - Titian Philosophy Visual Arts History

Titian created this painting - “Penitent Mary Magdalene” - c. 1565.  He kept the painting for himself, and it was in his home when he died in 1576.

In addition to its beautiful colors, the work is also noteworthy for its use of light.  Note the tears on Mary’s face.

A few years after his father’s death, Titian’s son - Pomponio Tiziano - sold Titian's remaining works to Cristoforo Barbarigo.  The Hermitage Museum purchased the entire Barbarigo collection in 1850.

The painting is still owned by the Hermitage and is maintained in St. Petersburg (Russia).

Click on the image for a better view.

Media Credits

Image, described above, online courtesy Web Gallery of Art.



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