Italian Week Art History Talk The battle of the giants: Tintoretto vs Titan

Italian Week Art History Talk The battle of the giants: Tintoretto vs Titan

WHEN: Wednesday, 2 June 2010

TIME: 12.00 pm

WHERE: Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art, Cinema A

 

The battle of the giants: Tintoretto vs Titian
Simona Albanese, University of Queensland


Jacopo Tintoretto’s artistic identity evolved as a kind of conscious and continual revolution against the model for painting provided by Titian. During the middle decades of the sixteenth-century, Titian was the most influential and admired painter in Venice, and the work of many younger painters was indebted to him. Tintoretto however, worked self-consciously in defiance of the older master. Following Titian’s death in 1576, Tintoretto’s art developed in a more mature and individualistic manner which had few precursors or followers. This lecture will analyse the Cristo risorgente (The risen Christ) c1555 from the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, which shows Tintoretto’s mature style, and compare it to other relevant Biblical subjects, making reference also to works by Titian.

Where: Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art, Cinema A
When: 12.00pm Wed 2 June 2010

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