The genius of Titian: Early works and the influence of Giorgione

Date and time

Wednesday 8 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, Titian 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 will explores the life and works of this supremely gifted painter. The greatest influence on Titian's early style was his contemporary, Giorgione, whose depiction of landscape and use of deeply saturated colours is reflected in Titian’s early works, such as Noli me Tangere.

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, Noli me Tangere, 1514