Update: The NGV has advised that this lecture is now free to attend, for full details see the previous post here
Varieties of Venetian Colour: Titian and Veronese
Professor Paul Hills, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Venetian painters of the Renaissance are celebrated above all others for their colour and for their handling of the medium of oil paint. This lecture explores how Titian embodied this aesthetic both in his religious images and in his mythological nudes. Typically his corporeal colour engages the sense of touch as well as sight. The younger master Paolo Veronese responded to Titian’s colorism but also departed from it. The son of stonecutter from Verona, he responded to the new fashion for whiteness in the architecture of Palladio. I will argue that shifts in colour preference in sixteenth-century Venice may be related to changes in material culture, such as those brought about by the influx of silver from the New World.
Date: Sat 4 May, 2pm
Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, St Kilda Rd
Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily, Event Code P1333