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This lecture, by Renaissance expert Leslie Primo, looks at how Titian built his reputation in art, his early beginnings, and how these influences would lead to his lifelong obsession with the antique. Examples such as the sequence of paintings made for the Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso d’Este’s ‘camerino’ (the small alabaster room he turned into a gallery c1529) demonstrate Titian’s mastery of history painting. His skill in the genre of portraiture is also brought to the fore.

This is one of a series of four talks which explores the lives and works of key artists from history. You may also like to consider:

The Ghent Altarpiece Thursday 31 October

El Greco of Toledo Thursday 7 November

Lucas Cranach and the German Renaissance Thursday 12 December

The Wallace Collection


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