Venice before Veronese

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Venice before Veronese

Date and time

Tuesday 13 May, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Richard Stemp

Tickets

Admission free

Veronese was one of the great artists of the Renaissance, but who were his predecessors? The figures of Bellini and Titian are well known, but there were three Bellinis – only two of whom are represented in the National Gallery's collection – not to mention numerous other artists whose work is little known or discussed here. This lecture will introduce some of the lesser-known figures of the 14th and 15th centuries to explore the slow development of the Renaissance in Venice, and provide a background to Veronese's development.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Image above: Detail from Gentile Bellini, 'The Virgin and Child Enthroned', about 1475-85

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