"There's no way Titian
painted your painting," I told her. "This painting of Titian is
about Jesus Christ."
Detail of mystery painting
|I explained: "Back in the High Renaissance--that's the 1500's--artists like Titian
usually painted only famous or important people. Generally that meant people
from the Bible or classical Greek or Roman myths, or important people in
his own time--like anyone loaded enough to pay him to paint their portraits."
Detail of Titian's painting
"But the people in your
painting look as ordinary as apple pie. Peasants like these wouldn't rate
as background with Titian. Let's look at that list of your grandpa's again."