Titian, Noli me Tangere, c. 1514, oil on canvas- detail
Don’t touch me! Titian’s ghostly Christ evades Mary Magdalene’s reach—and escapes her searching gaze.

Titian, Noli me Tangere

Titian, Venus of Urbino (detail)
The female nude emerged as a genre in the Renaissance. With her soft, sensual flesh, this Venus is a prime example.

Titian, Venus of Urbino

Titian, Pastoral Concert, c. 1509, 105 x 137 cm (Louvre)
This landscape may be ideal, but it’s far from smooth. Playing with oil paint, Titian roughens the surface.

Titian, Pastoral Concert