Free Tintoretto Lecture by Dr. Marjorie Och

Apr 05, 2019 418

Dr. Marjorie Och will give a free lecture on Jacopo Tintoretto on Friday, April 12, at St. George’s Church, 905 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. A social gathering is at 6:30 PM, and the lecture begins at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Dr. Och’s lecture is timed to coincide with Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice, at the National Gallery of Art.

The NGA exhibit runs from March 24 to July 7, to honor the artist’s 500th birth year anniversary. The NGA’s website states: “Jacopo Tintoretto was, along with Titian (Venetian, 1488/1490 - 1576) and Veronese (Venetian, 1528 - 1588), one of the three giants of 16th-century Venetian painting. No one else came close to matching the sheer number of pictures he provided for Venice’s churches, confraternities, government buildings, and private palaces. His paintings are notable for their free, painterly technique (sometimes described as “drawing in paint”), their dynamism, and their unconventional approaches to the depiction of narrative scenes, particularly biblical events.”

Dr. Och is Professor of Art History at the University of Mary Washington, and a frequent presenter in the Italian lecture series. Among other art history subjects, Dr. Och has taught numerous courses on Italian Renaissance art. Her research focuses on the patronage of art by women in early modern Italy; the role of cities in Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists (1550, 1568); aligning technology with art history pedagogies; the intersection of conservation and art history; contemporary art; and the collecting and exhibition of art.

SOURCE: Fred-Este Association

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