The genius of Titian: Beginnings, Bellini, and Renaissance painting in Venice

Date and time

Wednesday 1 February, 1–1.30pm

Room 62

Ben Street


Admission free

Titian was one of the towering figures of the Italian Renaissance and the leading Venetian artist of the 16th century.

Over the course of a long and highly productive career, Titian experimented with many different styles and techniques, undertaking and revolutionising portraiture, altarpieces, mythologies and pastoral scenes.

In this series of six gallery talks, art historian Ben Street will explore the life and works of this supremely gifted painter. Titian trained in the studio of Giovanni Bellini, which was the most important in Venice.

This first session will introduce the Venetian Renaissance art world which influenced the young Titian.

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 Giovanni Bellini, Doge Leonardo Loredan, 1501-2