Sacred and Profane Love – Tiziano


Sacred and Profane Love (Italian: Amor Sacro e Amor Profano, also called Venus and the Bride) is an oil painting by Titian, painted c. 1514. The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, to celebrate his marriage to a young widow, Laura Bagarotto. It perhaps depicts the bride dressed in white, sitting beside Cupid and being assisted by Venus in person.


Oil painting on canvas
Dimensions: 120,5 × 50,5 cm (47 × 20 in)