Dr. Letha Ch’ien: Across Time & Space with a Translated Pork-Wrapped Saint: Venetian Sixteenth-Century Narrative Painting and Civic Identity

160418 seminar Chi'enDate: 18 April 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Room 4.34 Run Run Shaw Tower

A medieval basket containing the pork-wrapped relics of St. Mark holds the key to the beguiling Renaissance painting cycle at the Scuola Grande di San Marco. Venetian painting appears to undergo a fundamental change in the mid-sixteenth century transition from Bellini to Tintoretto with a stylistic rupture that has been called a “caesura.” This paper argues the contrary: the so-called eyewitness generation and later mannerist paintings are in fact united by mode… (Please click on the image to read more)