Sacred and Profane Love (detail-1) 1514. Artist: Tiziano Vecelli (Titian)

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    Sacred and Profane Love (detail-1) 1514. Artist: Tiziano Vecelli (Titian)
    Sacred and Profane Love (Italian: Amor Sacro e Amor Profano) is an oil painting by Titian, probably painted in 1514, early in his career. The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, a secretary to the Venetian Council of Ten, whose coat of arms appears on the sarcophagus or fountain, to celebrate his marriage to a young widow, Laura Bagarotto. It perhaps depicts a figure representing the bride dressed in white, sitting beside Cupid and accompanied by the goddess Venus.