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"Worship of Venus" (see details A | B) (see related A | B) Tiziano Vecellio (known as Titian) (c. 1488/1490 - 1576)

one of three paintings by Tiziano Vicellio (Titian) commissioned in 1523 for the Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso de Este.

These paintings inspired Reubens. Historians say that the Bacchant upon whose head wine is being poured is Violante, the lover of Titian. These sensual works were preserved by Spanish kings who since those times are branded by Protestants as intolerant.