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Titian’s ‘Poesie’ -GI 19 609

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10 March 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm GMT

Tutor: Ronnie Ireland D.A. (Drawing and Painting; Glasgow School of Art) B.A. (Hons) Open University

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Date: 10 March 2020
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Length of Course:
1 Tuesday
Cost for Course:
£17.10 - £20.55
£17.10 – £20.55
Reference Code:
GI 19 609
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


In the 1550s, Titian embarked on a series of paintings commissioned by Prince Philip of Spain based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a Roman text central to Renaissance culture. Titian considered them the visual equivalent of poetry and the series is one of the greatest achievements of western art. This links with the National Gallery exhibition ‘Titian: Love, Death, Desire’.


Titian's Poesie - GI 19 609

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian). Diana And Acaeon, 1556–1559. Oil on canvas. 185 cm × 202 cm. National Gallery, London.

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About the Speaker

Ronnie Ireland



Ronnie’s life has always revolved around art and music. He has drawn and painted all his life and made music (mainly singing; from opera through to rock and jazz) during much of it.

He was born and educated in Glasgow, then moved to Edinburgh where he taught art and ran a company, organising and playing music. Ronnie moved to the south of England in 2011, realising he needed a fresh start and new challenges in a new place.

The regular art classes which Ronnie now runs are very important to him. They aim to encourage artists to develop their own ideas and voice, and he finds it exciting and gratifying working with the artists as they progress. He feels it is the most difficult, but also the most rewarding part of art. Ronnie also gives regular talks, demonstrations and workshops on many aspects of art and creativity to art societies, educational institutions and the corporate world.

His own art centres around the idea of identity and how it manifests in many different ways from the theatrical to the everyday.    


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