Venice in Blue 2 & 3 September

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At the turn of the sixteenth century, blue paper emerged as a chosen support for drawing and printing in Venice. Artists including Vittore Carpaccio (ca. 1460–ca. 1526), Lorenzo Lotto (ca. 1480–1556), Titian (ca. 1488–1576), Sebastiano del Piombo (ca. 1485–1547), and Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/19–1594) utilised this support for drawings to explore the tonal effects of light and shade on colour. This conference explores the use of blue paper (carta azzurracarta turchinacarta cerulea) for the purposes of drawing and printing in Venice in the first half of the sixteenth century.

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