I have chosen Allegory of Prudence for my piece. There is a lot for the eye to study, there is a lot going on in this painting period. The text in the painting translated states, "From the experience of the past, the present acts prudently, lest it spoil future actions." The images represent youth, manhood and elderly. From the youthful face of the boy, the painting uses bright, colorful hues of gold and fades darker to the left towards the old man. Titian makes great use of lighting and dimensions in this piece to tell this story. The man in the center, clearly in his prime almost jumping out of the painting. Though it is a two-dimesional piece, it gives the optical illusion of three dimensions. The lion head and the man stend out from the background so vividly. There are clear lines that lead the eye from the well lit right to the darker left. Most would agree however, that the mans head is the first thing the eye will notice.