Portrait of a Jewel: Titian and Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere - lectures
The measure of Titian's greatness lies also in his "portraits" of objects such as clothing, armour and jewels, which are no less lifelike than his portraits of people. One of the most impressive such "portraits" in terms of its rendering of colour and form is the extraordinary sumptuary item known as the "sghiratto", or muskrat, so proudly displayed by Eleonora della Rovere in the masterpiece from the Uffizi on show in the exhibition. Rigon will be using a set of extremely recent discoveries to reconstruct its history, so pregnant with symbolism, both as an invention of the great Eleonora d'Este and as an emblem of the "modesty" to which ladies of high rank and exalted lineage were expected to aspire.
Admission via steps in via Milano 9A
Admission free while places last