Saturday, May 29, 2010

Italian Week Art History Talk - The battle of the giants: Tintoretto vs Titian

The battle of the giants: Tintoretto vs Titian 

Jacopo Tintoretto’s artistic identity evolved as a kind of conscious and continual revolution against the model for painting provided by Titian. During the middle decades of the sixteenth-century, Titian was the most influential and admired painter in Venice, and the work of many younger painters was indebted to him. Tintoretto however, worked self-consciously in defiance of the older master. Following Titian’s death in 1576, Tintoretto’s art developed in a more mature and individualistic manner which had few precursors or followers. 

This lecture will analyse the Cristo risorgente (The risen Christ) c1555 from the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, which shows Tintoretto’s mature style, and compare it other relevant Biblical subjects, such as the Presentation of the Virgin (c1553-56) in the Church of the Madonna dell’Orto in Venice, Christ carried to the Tomb (c.1560) in the National Gallery of Scotland, or Entombment (1592-94) in the Church of Saint Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, making reference also to works by Titian, such as the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (c.1534-38) in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, the Resurrection (c.1542-44) in the Palazzo Ducale of Urbino and the Entombment (1559) in the Museo del Prado of Madrid.

Where: Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art, Cinema A
When: 12.00pm Wed 2 June 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Italian Week - Photographic exhibition

The Italian Week has just started today in Brisbane.
I have been involved in this week organizing this exhibition!!
This is the blurb:

This photographic exhibition has been created to document the history of people, both young and old, with an Italian background, who have lived and still live in Queensland. The several participants have expressed their personal experiences and adventures through historical and contemporary images.

The show, organized by Simona Albanese, promoter of Italian art, culture and language, with the assistance of Monica De Nardi, personalized travel manager and art photographer, will be on display during the Italian Week (26 May-2 June) at Vapiano restaurant.

Have a look to the blog created for the occasion:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bella Italia

The course Bella Italia aims to offer Australian and no an overview in three lessons of the foods, flavours, passion and history of the Italian lifestyle. Join me on a virtual tour of Italy through some of the beautiful sites from the North to the South of Italy. See Italy with the eyes of an Italian language teacher and experienced tour guide. Learn about some less commonly visited attractions together with some nibbles and wine.

This informative and interactive course will be taught in English but some Italian keywords will be introduced.
This course is designed for people with a love for Italy, Italian food and language and for those planning a trip to Italy.

Class course: Bella Italia
Where: New Farm State School Community
When: Thursday 13th
Cost: $ 55 for the three lessons or $20 for each session
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

The next two lessons are on Wednesday 19th, and Wednesday 26th May!!!!
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