Veronese: Venetian colourist?

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Veronese: Venetian colourist?

Date and time

Monday 31 March, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Paul Hills

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Paolo Veronese was born and trained in the city of Verona, yet he is ranked as one of the greatest Venetian colourists. This talk will first consider the distinctive qualities of Venetian colour as seen in Titian's paintings, before exploring how the young painter from Verona responded to the Venetian tradition and brilliantly transformed it. 

Paul Hills

Paul Hills is an Emeritus Professor at the Courtauld Institute and has published widely on colour, Renaissance art and the poet and painter David Jones. He is the author of 'Venetian Colour: Marble, Mosaic, Painting and Glass 1250-1550'.

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Image above: Detail from Paolo Veronese, 'The Martyrdom of Saint George', about 1565 © Photo Scala, Firenze