The School Of TitianThe Art Of Painting - The School Of Titian - 3, a brief series of articles on the art of painting and drawing
Observe the joyous handling of the little satyr in the foreground ; the realism of the silver timbrel against the blue and gold harmony and, what is perhaps the most notable achievement of all, the underlying grey in the leg of the Bacchante. Such a quality of grey, seen in some form or other in the work of nearly all the great colourists, cannot be realised in direct painting. Only fine tones beneath a warm translucent covering will give it.
Then those majestic clouds tied together with long decorative horizontals, the blue hills and the middle distance broken with accidental sunlight and shadow in a landscape that has rarely been surpassed, and certainly not equalled by earlier painters.
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