The Church of San Salvador: a Mirror of the rich 16th century Venetian Society.

Trasfigurazione Tiziano

If the Catholic visitor of the church of San Salvador can find in the works of Titian a powerful spiritual message, the common visitor who is not familiar with the Christian religion can perceive their overwhelming theatric effect.

Titian painted both works in the 1560ies, when he was over 70 years old and the world of his youth had deeply changed. Catholic and Protestants were carrying devastating wars all over Europe. The Reform of the Catholic Church had to state the siege of its doctrine.

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