The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Portrait of the Artist Titian
name | Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)

lived | circa 1488-1576

period | Renaissance

paintings | selected works

Allegory of Vanity
Bacchanal of the Andrians
Bacchus and Ariadne
Diana and Actaeon
Danae and the Shower of Gold
Isabella d'Este
Rape of Europa
Venus Anadyomene
Venus Blindfolding Cupid
Venus of Urbino

It was the Renaissance artist Titian who created the masterpiece known as the Venus of Urbino. In this painting, a beautiful woman - who is given the mythological name Venus - reclines in an erotically charged and symbolic environment. This depiction of a female nude is famous in the history of art, and it has inspired countless imitations over the centuries. In addition, the talented Titian was also adept at painting portraits. Indeed, many of Titian's most beautiful and haunting images were representations of real people.

To learn more about Titian and his paintings, select a title and click on one (or more) of the links above. And if you want to know even more about the artist, his life, and his work, there are recommended books on the pages of this section.

History of Italian Renaissance Art

In this impressive book, Professor Frederick Hartt examines the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Italian Renaissance. First, the roots of the Renaissance are explored, then the Quattrocento and Cinquecento are revealed in this masterful work.