Now you see it: composition and visual strategy in Paolo Veronese

  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
  • Lecturer: Dr Carlo Corsato

Through the analysis of Veronese’s Crucifixion in the Louvre and a few of his other masterpieces, the lecture investigates the painter’s ability to arrange the composition according to a specific viewing angle and, so to speak, to hide meaningful details in plain sight. We will make a real journey of discovery which, as Marcel Proust once said, ‘consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes’.


Dr Carlo Corsato is an Educator at the National Gallery, London and teaches at Morley College, London. He was Visiting Lecturer at the University of Buckingham and Visiting Scholar at St John College, Cambridge. Carlo is a specialist in early-modern European art and architecture, with an expertise in Venetian painting. Among his publications are Lives of Titian and Lives of Tintoretto (Pallas Athene/Getty Publications, 2019).

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Attending our Lectures

Lectures are held at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, LONDON, WC1N 3AT and will begin at 6pm (except for the AGM meeting which meets earlier in the day).

Society members may attend lectures free of charge, and can invite guests for a fee of £5 each. Visiting full-time students may attend for a fee of £3.

Fees are payable at the door. There is no need to book.