What makes a masterpiece a masterpiece? The answer is often quite complex, going beyond formal qualities and technical brilliance. This series at Mosman Art Gallery, features one-hour talks by Academy Travel’s tour leaders, each focusing on a single masterpiece. Their lectures reveal to you why each work has been so highly prized, and gives you a greater insight into the life and times of each artist, as well as appreciation for their work.
Join Dr Nick Gordon as he discusses Titian’s monumental Assumption of the Virgin, the masterpiece that made him one of the most exceptional painters of the Italian Renaissance.
Dr Nick Gordon is a cultural historian and artist, with over 10 years of experience leading tours to Europe. He has strong interests in art, history, philosophy and architecture, from the ancient world to the present. Nick holds a University Medal and PhD in history from the University of Sydney. He taught medieval and Renaissance history at the University of Sydney, the history of political thought at the University of Western Sydney, and architectural and Australian history elsewhere. He continues to teach at the Centre of Continuing Education, and led tours for Academy Travel since 2007.
This afternoon is free, though RSVP is required through our online booking system below.