Titian’s “Lady in White”: A Mistress of the Artist’s Soul

Titian’s “Lady in White”: A Mistress of the Artist’s Soul

Stephan Koja, © SKD, Photo David Pinzer

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stephan Koja, Director, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Art historians continue to debate the youthful subject portrayed in Lady in White. Is she a courtesan? Or is she Titian’s daughter Lavinia? Is she an illegitimate child, or just an ideal portrayal of beauty? At one and the same time, the person appears before us as an individual and an ideal. But where does the never-ending fascination with this painting come from? And why is it in Dresden? To answer these questions, this lecture gets closer to the painter, to his model and to princely collections in late Renaissance and Baroque times.


Free with admission
Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 3:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 3:45 p.m.