French Art History Lecture Series: Michel Hochmann

When and Where

Monday, February 13, 2023 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Paul Cadario Conference Centre, Croft Chapter House
University College
15 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7


Michel Hochmann


"The Venetian painter's studio in the 16th century: some remarks"
Michel Hochmann
History of Italian Painting
Ecole Pratiques des Hautes Etudes, Paris

We often have an idealized vision of the painter's studio during the Renaissance, based on the example of a few exceptional cases such as Raphael's studio. We often imagine Titian or Tintoretto surrounded by a large number of collaborators. We will seek to reflect on the actual composition of the Venetian workshops, on the study material they had at their disposal, on the way the master organized the work of his assistants. We will take advantage of the surviving documentation (guild regulations, inventories, apprenticeship contracts), but also of the contributions of scientific examinations on the paintings of this period. We will consider the great masters, but also  the coffer painters or the madoneri workshops that produced devotional paintings in large numbers.


Department of Art History


15 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7