Looking at Titian

Friday 5th June 7.30pm - 8.45pm
The opulent richness of Titian’s colour is held in check by a sensitivity and decorum in his work. We may wonder to what extent this reflected the Venetian Society around him. On the surface there was an elaborate politeness and civility, which opened up the opportunity for considerable licence below the surface. Somewhere between the sober Bellini and the extravagant Mantegna, his two predecessors, Titian fully embraced the opportunities of the new age as can be seen in his large-scale history paintings as well as the intimate portraits of his contemporaries. The profundity and depth of his religious paintings are a surprise and a revelation.

All welcome, no need to book. Suggested donation £5/£3