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Fri, Nov 08


Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay

Titian's Poesie Paintings

Of the masterpieces series of 6 works that Titian painted for Philip II of Spain, 4 can be seen in London. Now split up, it is very likely you have seen them separately. Time to put them back into context!

Titian's Poesie Paintings
Titian's Poesie Paintings

Time & Location

Nov 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK

About the Event

Today, only one of the poesie is owned by a Spanish museum (the Prado); one is in Boston (at the Gardner); and the other four are owned by institutions in the United Kingdom, and can all be seen in London. They are poetic imaginings with metaphorical meanings about love, cruelty, loss and the paradoxes of sight.

Painted during a moment in Titian’s life where his technique is transitioning from a more linear, harder edged contour to a much brushier, almost Impressionistic way of painting.

Join Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff as she talks through the huge importanc of this series of works in the history of art. Already split up within Philip’s lifetime, and scattered throughout Europe, these paintings spread their influence among distinguised artists and patrons for centuries to come.

Upon booking you will receive an automated email with instructions on how to join.

A recording will be made and will be available for members of the AHL databse after the end of the talk.


  • 30 minutes

    Registration and introduction

  • 1 hour

    Leadership session

2 more items available


  • General Admission

  • Creditor

    This ticket is for people who have credit with Art Historical London because they have paid in advance via bank transfer, cheque or gift voucher.

  • Love, Cruelty & Loss

    This combi ticket includes the talk: Titian Poesie on 8 Nov & the guided tour at Apsley House museum on 15 Nov




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