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Titian's Early Portraits | Titian's First Masterpiece: The Flight into Egypt

Curator Antonio Mazzotta explains how a young Titian formulated a completely new approach to portraiture.'Portrait of Gerolamo (?) Barbarigo', about 1509, encapsulates movement for the first time, allowing the viewer's eyes to cross with the turning sitter; an approach that is still used in fashion photography today.'Portrait of a Lady ('La Schiavona')', about 1510-12, introduces another innovation; Titian reveals more of the sitter's figure, bringing the full majesty of this imposing lady onto the canvas.Both portraits are part of the National Gallery collection and are on display as part of 'Titian's First Masterpiece: The Flight into Egypt' until 19 August 2012: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/titians-first-masterpiece-the-flight-into-egyptWatch more on our Channel: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/channel/Explore the life and work of Titian, including a special Titian playlist: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/learn-about-art/artists/titian/Follow us on Twitter @nationalgallery and use #Titian2012 in your tweets
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