Renaissance Work-in-Progress seminars

Titian and the Renaissance Model

Titian’s models muddle the boundaries between art and life. They lived in two worlds: in the social world and the world of the artwork. The questions assembled in the model were therefore not just aesthetic; they also redefined art’s relationship to life. How much distance should art take from lived experience? And how much does our perception of reality change when art trespasses the territory of the real? These questions are the subject of this talk.


Dr Joost Keizer (PhD Leiden University ’08) is Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. He haswritten Michelangelo and the Politics of Art (Yale University Press), The Realism of Piero della Francesca: The Life & the Work (Ashgate), and a book on Leonardo da Vinci with illustrations by Christina Christoforou (Laurence King). He has co-edited a volume on The Transformation of the Vernacular in Early Modernity. And he has published articles on Michelangelo, fifteenth-century portraiture, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, and the concept of style.

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5:30pm, 18 May 2016

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London