Titian. The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, 1564-7. Oil on canvas, 415 x 297.5 cm. El Escorial, Spain.

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Paint It Black: Titian’s religious paintings for Philip II

  • Thursday 9 July 2020
  • Lecturer: Dr Carlo Corsato

This lecture will examine the religious works which Titian produced for Philip II whilst the artist was working on his series of  mythologies for the monarch.

Lectures are free to members but require booking since places are limited.  Please only book one place, unless you have joint membership and are using separate devices to join the lecture online. You will receive an email the day before the lecture with details of how to join the event. If you do not receive it please check your spam/junk mail folder.

Please note that this lecture will be delivered via Zoom and you will need to be familiar with this app in order to participate – we do not have the capacity to provide any back-up or advice on the use of Zoom. We recommend that you log on to Zoom 15 minutes before the start time of the event even if you are familiar with the app since the process can take some time if a lot of participants are logging on at the same time.



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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