Flora (Titian)


Artist: Titian

Year: c. 1515

Flora is an oil painting by Italian painter Titian around 1515. It depicts the romanticized attractive woman who was a model appeared in the Venetian school by Titian’s master Giorgione with his Laura, a portrait of a young bride. She is holding a pink-shaded mantle in her left hand another is embracing a handful of flowers and leaves. The same woman has been found some other paintings such as Woman at the Mirror, the Salome, Vanity, and Violante.

The theme of this painting is uncertain: some identify the woman as a courtesan, and some believe it a representation of conjugal love. The spring flowers in her hands also leads the thought of the ancient goddess of Spring and vegetation.

Source/Photographer: Google Art Project