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Book Competition

28 February 2014

Apollo offers you the chance to win a superb free book.

Simply answer the question in the competition and you could win one of the finest art history books.

For our last competition prize we offered The Neo-Impressionist Portrait 1886–1904, edited by Jane Block and Ellen Wardwell Lee (Yale University Press, £45)

We asked: In which collection is Georges Seurat’s famous painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884–86)

Answer: The Art Institute of Chicago

Congratulations to Anne Naylor, winner of this competition, drawn at random from the hundreds of correct answers we received.

This week’s competition prize is Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance, by Tom Nichols (Reaktion Books, £49)

Titian’s works are often seen as embodying the famous tradition of Venetian Renaissance painting. But how ‘Venetian’ was Titian? This comprehensive new study highlights the tensions between the individualism of his work and the conservative mores of Venice. Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance argues that Titian’s works were self-consciously original, freely and intentionally undermining the traditional. This book charts Titian’s early stylistic independence from his master Giovanni Bellini, his radical innovations to the classical altarpiece and his meteoric break from the normal confines of Venice’s artistic culture. Titian competitively cultivated a professional identity and his dynamic career was epitomised by the development of his ‘late style’, which set him apart from all predecessors and was intended to defy emulation by any followers. It was through this final individualistic departure that Titian effectively brought the Renaissance tradition of painting to an end.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details below before midday on 14 March 2014.

In which town in the Veneto was Titian born in the late 15th century?

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This competition closes at midday on 14 March 2014.

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