Saint Christopher

size(cm): 40x25
Sale price£103 GBP


Titian's Saint Christopher painting is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece that has captivated art lovers for centuries. This work of art is one of the artist's most famous and is in the collection of the National Gallery in London.

The painting depicts Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, carrying the baby Jesus across a river. The composition of the painting is impressive, with Saint Christopher taking up most of the space and the infant Jesus on his right shoulder. The river and the landscape behind them create a sense of depth and movement in the painting.

Titian's artistic style is evident in the Saint Christopher painting. The artist used a loose, flowing brushwork technique to create a sense of movement and life in the painting. Colors are rich and vibrant, with warm, earthy tones creating a feeling of warmth and serenity.

The history of the San Cristóbal painting is fascinating. It is believed that it was commissioned by the Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso I d'Este, in the 16th century. The painting was stolen on several occasions and was finally acquired by the National Gallery in London in 1853.

There are some little-known aspects of the San Cristóbal painting that make it even more interesting. For example, Titian is believed to have used his son as the model for the baby Jesus in the painting. Furthermore, the figure of Saint Christopher resembles that of Titian himself, suggesting that the artist portrayed himself in the painting.

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