Art History Lecture Series: Maria Loh

Titian’s Bride Stripped Bare

Scholars have struggled to identify the two female figures that occupy the unusual horizontal composition in Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love in the Borghese Gallery in Rome. Some privilege an iconographic interpretation, reading the painting through lofty Neoplatonic theories; others write it off as nothing more than a charming wedding picture, a vestige of the social historical context in which it was made. It is a question of approach and perspective. This talk, however, will ask: what happens when we look awry at Titian’s women?

Date & Time

March 29, 2019 | 5:30pm


Wolfensohn Hall


Maria Loh


Professor in Art History, CUNY Hunter College