Venice before Veronese

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Venice before Veronese

Date and time

Tuesday 13 May, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Richard Stemp

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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