Rewriting Old Master Narratives in "Titian's Touch"

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Monday 12/16/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Titian's Touch: Art, Magic and Philosophy (2019, Reaktion Books) by Maria H. Loh (CUNY). The author in conversation with Ara H. Merjian (NYU) and Jane Tylus (Yale).

At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumored to paint directly on the canvas with his bare hands. He would slide his fingers across bright ridges of oil paint, loosening the colors, blending, blurring, and then bringing them together again. With nothing more than the stroke of a thumb or the flick of a nail, Titian’s touch brought the world to life. The clinking of glasses, the clanging of swords, and the cry of a woman’s grief. 

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