Renaissance doctors, philosophers, theologians, poets, and musicians understood that all sensible experiences of time and space were linked, to a certain extent, to the cosmic order by a universal harmony, an astral-magic rhythm that influenced everything from the rotation of the planets down to the musicality of the pulse. Painters such as Titian were no different in this respect. Drawing upon the intertwined histories of art, literature, philosophy, and music, this talk focuses on tactility, time, and music at the dawn of Titian’s career.
Maria H. Loh is Professor in Art History at CUNY Hunter College.She was a predoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute, the Joanna Randall-MacIver Junior Research Fellow at St Hilda’s College Oxford, the recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize, and the Willis F. Doney Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Until 2016, she taught in the Department of History of Art at University College London. Her publications include Titian Remade. Repetition and the Transformation of Early Modern Italian Art (Los Angeles, 2007), Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master (Princeton, 2015), and Titian’s Touch (forthcoming from Reaktion).