Bildnis einer Dame in Weiß
© SKD, Foto: Estel/Klut

Titian – Lady in White

Hardly an artist was celebrated for his portraits as much as Titian. Emperors, dukes, noblemen and rich clients were portrayed by the Venetian Renaissance painter (around 1488-1576). The Lady in White is one of his most graceful portraits, but also one of his most mysterious. After its restoration, the masterpiece is now being shown in an exhibition in Dresden for the first time. The difficult work steps of the restorer are illuminated just as the painting techniques of the artist.

  • DATES 20/03/2010—15/08/2010


The Lady in White asks many questions. Her identity is unknown: Is she Titian's daughter Lavinia or an illegitimate child? Is his mistress depicted or an ideal of female beauty? The exhibition looks into these questions in the context of Venetian portrait painting, shown are paintings from Venice and Northern Italy, i.e. from Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto and Leandro Bassano. Only for this exhibition have works from the storage of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister been brought to light.

Bildnis eines Dogen im roten Mantel
© SKD, Foto: Estel/Klut
Leandro Bassano, eigtl. dal Ponte, Bildnis des Dogen Mario Grimani, um 1595/ 96 Öl auf Leinwand; 134 x 111


A different section deals with the meaning of the colour white in the fashion of this time: Is the Lady's dress a wedding gown? What does the fan in her hand embody? Who wears such jewellery? Historic dresses and accessories and one of the rarely preserved flag fans convey the sensual appeal of this kind of fashion.

Bildnis eines Herrn mit einer Palme
© SKD, Foto: Estel/ Klut
Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian, Bildnis eines Herrn mit einer Palme Öl auf Leinwand; 138 x 116 cm


Das restaurierte Meisterwerk

Tizian. Die Dame in Weiß

(18,90 €, ISBN 978-3-940319-93-7)

[Translate to English:] weitere Ausstellungen

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09/03/2018 —03/06/2018
Gemälde der Hochzeit zu Kana
01/10/2016 —15/01/2017

Paradise on Earth

in Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau

Naturlandschaft mit Tieren
02/04/2011 —31/03/2012

The Art of Enlightenment

Chinesisches Nationalmuseum, Peking

Gemälde mit einer Atelierszene
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