A sculpture inspired by the piece Portrait of Charles V With a Dog painted by Titian in 1533, exhibited in the Museo del Prado. It forms part of the series Amusements in the Prado (Entretenimientos en el Prado) in which Pablo Serrano pays homage to the grand masters of the Museo del Prado such as Velázquez, El Greco, Titian, and Goya. While his first amusements date back to 1962, he returned to the series in 1974, creating a large number of reinterpretations in runs of various examples. In this piece he returns to framing the monarch and his dog in three dimensions, alluding to the frame of the painting, as he would do in a work from the same series called Half-Buried Dog (Perro Semihundido), giving the sculpture greater theatricality.


  • Title: Charles V (Titian)
  • Creator: Pablo Serrano
  • Date: 1974
  • Physical Dimensions: 520 x 240 x 180 mm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Gobierno de Aragón
  • External Link: CERES MCU
  • Medium: Cast and patinated bronze
  • Photograph: Selenio fotografía
  • Cultural context: Spanish art from the second half of the 20th century. Interpretations of the classics

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