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  • adj. Suggesting the style of the painter Titian, with luminous colours and bold brushwork.


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Titian +‎ -esque


  • As it is, the word Titianesque means everything that is rich and glorious in paint.

    A Wanderer in Venice

  • In art, as long as the modern world worships an ability to shock more than it does insight and Titianesque talent, greatness may be eclipsed by outrageousness.

    The Puzzle Of Genius

  • In the early 1630s Poussin moved away from making small mythological canvases in a Titianesque style and began concentrating instead on producing larger narrative pictures of events in classical and early Christian history.

    The Magical Painting of Poussin

  • But though she was not yet middle-aged and her auburn hair was of a Titianesque fullness in form and colour, there was a look in her mouth and around her eyes which suggested that some sorrows wasted her, as winds waste at last the edges of a Greek temple.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • Andrew Castagno's Magdalen, like Donatello's Wooden Statue of the same penitent in the Baptistery, seems a female Robinson Crusoe, -- hirsute, cadaverous, fleshless, uncombed and uncomely, -- certainly a more edifying spectacle than the voluptuous, Titianesque exhibitions of fair frailty which became the fashion afterwards.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • Page, -- which last has more of the Titianesque character than any one who has painted since the great Venetians lived, and few, indeed, are the generations so endowed.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

  • In St. Mark's we have an example of the superb treatment in deepest and most Titianesque scales applied to curved forms, but to find a similarly complete example of the use of lighter tones and on flat surfaces, we must turn to Ravenna.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891

  • Titianesque; it is composed of sky and the columns of the temple, the light breaking on the pillars in that forcible manner you see on the stems of trees in some of Titian's backgrounds.

    Recollections of the late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath

  • One moment his instinct hesitated as to which turn to take -- only a moment; he was soon walking swiftly, almost trotting, downhill with this vivid exaltation in the huge dark night in his heart, and Sheila merely a little angry Titianesque cloud on a scarcely perceptible horizon.

    The Return

  • He asked whether I knew Allston, and spoke warmly of his merits and doings when he knew him in Rome; what a master of the Titianesque he was, &c., &c.

    I. English Traits. First Visit To England


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