Titian seems to have understood exactly what Vittoria Colonna wanted, and in doing so changed art.
Unlike some of his contemporaries, his people are real and his depictions full of grace and calm. His stylistic exaggerations and faired forms work to create portraits and nudes which we can really enjoy.
His best-known works of the 1860s are a series of erotic nudes. But two are missing, one destroyed by accident in studio before it could be shown, the other in Berlin in the 20th century.
Starting with one of the great problem paintings of the 19th century, he went on to paint hunting scenes, a pair of prostitutes, and a reckless gambler.
Live models for figures, landscape oil sketching in front of the motif, the sensuous nude, narratives with multiple readings, incredibly loose brushwork, and so much more than portraits.
Although known for his paintings of nudes, many of his subjects were fully-clothed, and most were powerful women who overcame adversity.
With the exception of his early history paintings and a few portraits of men, his entire career was devoted to painting beautiful women.
Narrative works by Corinth, Klimt, and others; figurative work by the same two, Schiele and Munch.
One more outstanding landscape, and a series of figurative works, one of which may show his aspirations for the future.
More figurative works from 1915, in which he continued to push boundaries, and one brilliant landscape from the following year.