Tom Nichols from the University of Glasgow describes how the spread of Renaissance values in Venice led to the development of artistic invention in the city. However, this inventiveness continued to relate to ideas of more traditional corporate and public ideals of 'Venetian-ness'.
Nichols will also discuss some of the choices raised by writing a history of Renaissance art in Venice and how these were resolved.
Tom Nichols is a Reader in History of Art and Head of Subject at the University of Glasgow. His books on Venetian Renaissance art include 'Renaissance Art in Venice: From Tradition to Individualism'.
Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.