The miles of stretch marks! The tumescent horribleness of his proportions! He looked straight out of a Daniel Clowes comic book.
The young subject of this painting, cocooned in fur, satin and felt, appears introspective but also worldly. He has that in common with “Schiava Turca,” although the sense of space in the two paintings could not be more different; the velvety recesses of the Titian make the Parmigianino, with its already exaggerated roundness, appear positively tumescent.