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Titian

Anne McElvoy explores the life and influence of Titian with biographer Sheila Hale, artist Conrad Shawcross, poet Jo Shapcott and art historian Martin Kemp.

Titian ruled the Venetian art world for more the 60 years and is considered by some as the greatest of all painters: 'a sun amidst small stars'. His work has inspired generations of artists, from Rubens to Constable to Lucian Freud. This summer The National Gallery in London and the Royal Ballet have joined to forces with a number of artists, poets, choreographers and composers to present a series of new works inspired by the Renaissance master.

In Night Waves this evening, Anne McElvoy is joined by biographer Sheila Hale, artist Conrad Shawcross, poet Jo Shapcott and the art historian Martin Kemp to discuss the life and influence of the most famous artist in Europe.

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Mon 9 Jul 2012 22:00

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