Titian: The Grimani Risen Christ. An Early Masterpiece

In 2013, art historian Artur Rosenauer made the most important Titian discovery in decades: an early and previously unknown painting, The Risen Christ, probably commissioned by a religious community when the artist was in his early twenties. Long concealed within private collections, the painting is now on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and this accompanying book makes it accessible to the public for the first time in more than one hundred years.

Extensively illustrated, Titian: The Grimani Risen Christ. An Early Masterpiece offers a concise account of the work’s provenance: it was in the possession over time by both the Grimanis, one of the most illustrious patrician families in Venice, and by German Chancellor Bernhard Heinrich von Bülow before it was acquired by its present owners. Astonishingly well-preserved, the painting shows a young Christ standing on the lid of his sealed tomb. His left hand holds the flag of the resurrection, while his right arm is raised in blessing. The details of the painting—especially the dramatic Easter morning sky—demonstrate the genius with which Titian exploited light and color in his work.
Titian was one of the greatest Venetian artists of the sixteenth century and one of Italy’s most renowned High Renaissance artists, his paintings sought in collections worldwide. This book is the first to describe Rosenauer’s sensational find, and it is sure to spark discussion in the art world for years to come.

By Artur Rosenauer
64 pages
Published by Hirmer Publishers, 2016
10.75 x 0.5 x 13.5 inches