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For the final talk in this short series, our focus was on two mythological masterpieces from the National Gallery: Botticelli’s Venus & Mars and Titian’s Bacchus & Ariadne. The former embodies the Florentine mode of Quattrocento painting, and the latter, Venetian Cinquecento painting at its apogee. Both works reflect the cult of Humanism which coloured the Italian Renaissance as a whole, along with an appetite for the all’antica mode which appealed to an erudite elite ménage of connoisseur-collectors.
Botticelli’s Venus & Mars (National Gallery, London)
Titian’s Bacchus & Ariadne (National Gallery, London)
Listen to a podcast on Titian to pique your interest.
Watch a clip to learn more about Titian’s painting Bacchus & Ariadne.
Test your knowledge of another of Botticelli’s famous works, The Birth of Venus.
Read about Botticelli’s Venus & Mars in the National Gallery, London.
The talk itself:
If you missed the talk or would like to listen again, please find an audio clip below:
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