The Arts Society Cardiff
Tintoretto and the Scuola Di San Rocco in Venice, Lecturer Sian Walters
The Venetian Scuola were semi- religious confraternities or guilds. The vast canvasses which cover the walls and ceiling of this Renaissance building represent one of the most ambitious artistic projects of the 16th Century and one of the greatest achievements of their creator, Jacopo Tintoretto. The lecture assesses how these paintings reflect the techniques and activities of their patrons and considers their influence on subsequent generations of artists including Rubens and Velasquez. 2018 also marks the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto's birth.
Visitors £6 (on the door, space permitting)