Art: Brush With Genius

Now playing in Paris: a sublime show of Titian, one of the half dozen most influential artists ever

THE BIG DRAW OF PARIS THIS spring is the show titled "The Century of Titian," which fills the Grand Palais until June 14. It is not about Venice as a city; it contains nothing topographical, nothing designed to evoke the scenography of the past -- no furniture, pseudo decor, multimedia "educational" clutter. Painting reigns supreme, on austere walls. All in all, this is the most comprehensive exhibition that has been devoted to the work and influence of a single Renaissance painter in living memory -- a feast for the eyes and a landmark in modern museum history.

It is also the...

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