The genius of Titian: Bacchus and Ariadne

Date and time

Wednesday 15 February, 1–1.30pm

Room 2

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, he experimented with many different styles and techniques, revolutionising portraiture, altarpieces, mythologies, and pastoral scenes.

In this series of six gallery talks, art historian Ben Street explores the life and works of this supremely gifted painter.

Painted for Alfonso d’Este, Bacchus and Ariadne marked an important stage in Titian’s career, when he was producing bravura works for many of the most important North Italian courts.

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 Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne1520-3