"The Penitent Magdalene" by Titian depicts Mary Magdalene in a state of deep repentance. She is shown with long, flowing hair, gazing upward with a sorrowful expression, symbolizing her plea for divine forgiveness. The dark background contrasts with her illuminated figure, emphasizing her emotional state. Symbols such as the jar of ointment and an open book (likely the Bible) highlight themes of mortality, sacrifice, and contemplation. Titian's use of rich colors and dynamic brushwork adds depth and realism to the painting, capturing the essence of remorse and spiritual awakening.

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