The Venice of Titian and the the Venice of Ruskin

  • Tuesday, 29th July 2014, 12.45-1.30pm
  • Free

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre - Gardens Entrance (Scottish National Gallery)

NEWLY ANNOUNCED LECTURE. Professor Richard Mackenney, State University of New York, Binghamton, explores Titian's life and works in the context of sixteenth-century Venice, a city at the height of its power and prosperity, but showing signs that those qualities were beginning to wane. While Titian connected with the vernacular culture of the city, the cartel that he formed with Sansovino and Aretino was a new phenomenon. Ruskin's understanding of Venice made him suspicious of Renaissance individualism and drew him to extol Tintoretto as the guardian and champion of Venetian tradition.


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