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Poetry in paint: Titian’s late mythologies

Online conference

A conference about the history, context and reception of Titian’s mythological paintings, or 'poesie', for Philip II
Date
Various dates
  • Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 2 - 6.15 pm GMT
  • Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 2 - 6 pm GMT
  • Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 2 - 6.30 pm GMT
Available online only
Adults

About

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This online conference brings together international scholars, contemporary artists and museum professionals to present research on Titian and his mythological paintings, and to exchange insights gained from the exhibition Titian: Love, Desire, Death.

Organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with its exhibition partners, the conference is an opportunity to further examine and discuss the complexities of Titian’s 'poesie', which emerge with newfound clarity in the current exhibition at the National Gallery. 

New discoveries and research will be presented in the form of short papers by the speakers, while a virtual tour of the exhibition, roundtable debates, and broader discussion sessions are included as part of the programming.

Image: Detail from Titian, 'Diana and Callisto', 1556-9 © The National Gallery, London

Day one

Date
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Time
2 - 6.15 pm GMT

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2-2.30pm: Virtual tour of the 'Titian: Love, Desire, Death' exhibition
Matthias Wivel, The National Gallery, London 

3pm: Welcome given by Gabriele Finaldi, Director, The National Gallery, London

3.05-4pm: Session 1: Titian's technique and creative process 

Chair: Marika Spring, The National Gallery, London

Papers by:
Ana González Mozo, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Gianfranco Pocobene, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Alice Tate-Harte, Apsley House, London

Q&A with the audience 

4.30-6pm: Session 2: Themes: Love, desire, death 

Chair: Nathaniel Silver, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Papers by:
Maria Loh, The City University of New York, Hunter College

Jill Burke, Edinburgh University

Christopher J. Nygren, University of Pittsburgh

Isabella Munari, Independent scholar, Madrid

Q&A with the audience

6-6.15pm: A conversation with Matthias Wivel, The National Gallery, London and Phoebe Gloeckner, Artist, Ann Arbor, USA

Image: Detail from Titian, 'Diana and Callisto', 1556-9 © The National Gallery, London

Day two

Date
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Time
2 - 6 pm GMT

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2-3.30pm: Session 1: Titian, Ovid, painting and literature

Chair: Beverly L. Brown, The Warburg Institute, London

Papers by:
Stephen Campbell, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Stefano Jossa, Royal Holloway, University of London

Marie Tanner, Independent scholar, USA

Ilaria Andreoli, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris  

Q&A with the audience

3.30-3.45pm: A conversation with Daniel Herrmann and Thomas Dalla Costa from the National Gallery, London, and Nalini Malani, National Gallery Contemporary Fellow Artist, Amsterdam/London 

4-5pm: Session 2: Venice, Spain and beyond 

Chair: Matthias Wivel, The National Gallery, London

Papers by:
Paul Kaplan, Purchase College, State University of New York

Carmen Fracchia, Birkbeck, University of London 

Q&A with the audience

5.30-5.45pm: A conversation with Daniel Herrmann and Matthias Wivel, The National Gallery, London and Michael Armitage, Artist, London

Image: Detail from Titian, 'Diana and Actaeon', 1556-9 © The National Gallery, London

Day three

Date
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Time
2 - 6.30 pm GMT

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2-3pm: Session 1: Philip II as a patron

Chair: Thomas Dalla Costa, The National Gallery, London

Papers by:
Matteo Mancini, Universidad Complutense de Madrid 

Carlo Corsato, The National Gallery, London

Emily Wood, Northwestern University, Chicago

Q&A with the audience

3.30-5pm: Session 2: The reception of Titian’s mythological paintings

Chair: Lelia Packer, The Wallace Collection, London

Papers by:
Carlo Caruso, University of Siena

Isabelle Kent, University of Cambridge

Carlotta Striolo, University of Verona/Ghent University

Q&A with the audience 

5-5.15pm: A conversation with Mattias Wivel, The National Gallery, London and Thomas De Freston, Artist, Oxford 

5.30-6.30pm: Virtual roundtable

Moderator: Matthias Wivel, The National Gallery, London 

Participants:
Bernard Aikema, University of Verona

Diane Bodart, Columbia University

Jill Burke, University of Edinburgh 

Jodi Cranston, Boston University

Nathaniel Silver, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston                         
Giorgio Tagliaferro, University of Warwick

Aidan Weston-Lewis, National Galleries of Scotland


 

Image: Detail from Titian, 'Rape of Europa', 1562 © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Booking information

This is an online ticketed conference, hosted on Zoom. Please book a ticket for the day you wish to attend or you can buy all three days at a special rate.  

Once you have booked, you will receive a confirmation email which will include a link to access the conference on Zoom. 

Please click on this link shortly before the conference begins to join. You will receive a different Zoom link for each day of the conference you wish to attend.

Format

'Poetry in paint: Titian’s late mythologies' will be delivered online via Zoom

There will be a virtual tour of the exhibition, a series of conferences where experts will present their papers, and conversations with contemporary artists who will reflect on Titian’s mythological painting in their own artistic practice

Time will be allowed for questions at the end of each conference and discussion using Zoom’s Q&A function.

Conferences & seminars

Poetry in paint: Titian’s late mythologies

Online conference

A conference about the history, context and reception of Titian’s mythological paintings, or 'poesie', for Philip II
Date
Various dates
  • Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 2 - 6.15 pm GMT
  • Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 2 - 6 pm GMT
  • Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 2 - 6.30 pm GMT
Available online only
Adults

Tickets

This is an online conference, hosted on Zoom. Please book a ticket for each day you wish to attend the conference. You will receive your link to access the conference in your email confirmation.

Concessions are for full-time students, jobseekers, and disabled adults.

Book tickets for 1 day

Standard: £21
Concessions: £15
Students: £15

Book tickets for all 3 days

Standard: £54
Concessions: £36
Students: £36

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Poetry in paint: Titian’s late mythologies
Online conference
Tickets

Standard: £21
Concessions: £15
Students: £15

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