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Savior of the World. Titian's "Christ with a Sphere"

Exhibition February 25 − October 16
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien presents a masterpiece from the museum's collection in an exhibition "Savior of the World. Titian's "Christ with a Sphere".

The Viewpoint 25 project presents a religious painting by Titian from the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which until recently has attracted little attention from researchers: Christ with a Sphere, also known as The Savior of the World. For a long time the painting was attributed to Titian's studio, but in recent times it has been regarded as a masterpiece by the master himself.

Titian Vechellio (c. 1488-1576), known as one of the leading artists of sixteenth-century Venice for his unorthodox approach to traditional compositions, influenced European painting in subsequent centuries with his religious pictorial inventions. Christ with the Globe is another example of religious reinterpretation, in this case as part of Salvator Mundi imagery.

Prepared according to the materials of the website Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien.