Giorgione’s La Vecchia

  • Giorgione’s La Vecchia Photo #0

Where We're Located

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Get Directions

Dates and Times

Giorgione’s La Vecchia
Cincinnati Art Museum
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Giorgione’s La Vecchia
Cincinnati Art Museum
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Giorgione’s La Vecchia
Cincinnati Art Museum
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Giorgione’s La Vecchia
Cincinnati Art Museum
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Giorgione’s La Vecchia
Cincinnati Art Museum
Fri, Apr 26, 2019
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

About

Giorgione’s painting of an old woman is among the most startling and engaging images of the Italian Renaissance. Depicted in half-length with her body turned to the side, the wizened figure looks directly at us and points to herself. Her mouth is open, as though speaking, and she sends us a text message—a slip of paper emerging from her sleeve inscribed col tempo (with time).

Remarkably, the painting retains its original decorated oak frame. Giorgione created both a portrait and an allegory of time or mortality. In the woman’s skin, teeth and hair the effects of age are rendered unsparingly, and yet with a depth of humanity. La Vecchia (The Old Woman) is a treatise on an image’s ability at once to convince and deceive, to attract and repel, to represent and allude. It embodies the power and complexity of the art of painting at one of its most experimental moments.

Show more

Submit an event to the Cincinnati USA calendar

Browse Related Listings

Places to Stay Nearby

SpringHill Suites Cincinnati Midtown

Springhill Suites Cincinnati Midtown
0.29 Miles

Our stylish and smartly designed suites are 25 percent larger than a comparably priced hotel room, giving you room to succeed.The...

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown

0.84 Miles

Brand new hotel property in downtown Cincinnati featuring free Wi-Fi, a fitness center and an indoor pool.

Comfort Suites Riverfront

comfort suites riverfront
0.96 Miles

Overlooking the Ohio River and the Cincinnati skyline, this Newport, KY hotel is minutes from area attractions, like the Newport Aquarium,...

More Nearby Hotels

Places to Eat and Drink Nearby

Terrace Cafe

0.02 Miles

More than just a place to rest your feet after a day at the museum, The Terrace Cafe at the Cincinnati Art Museum is a stand-alone...

Mt. Adams Bar and Grill

0.31 Miles

Landmark turning out burgers and other bar fare in a comfy setting with a warm, vintage feel.

The Blind Lemon

0.31 Miles

Blind Lemon is a low-key, romantic bar in historic Mount Adams. It's tucked away and can be a little hard to find but the bar is covered in...

More Nearby Restaurants

Things to Do Nearby

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (photo: Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates)
0.13 Miles

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is the region's preeminent professional theatre. Winner of two Tony Awards, the Playhouse produces a season of mainstage and community touring productions from Sept.

Cincinnati Parks

Smale Riverfront Park
0.17 Miles

Cincinnati Parks manages five regional parks, 70 neighborhood parks, 34 natural areas, five nature centers, an arboretum, a plant conservatory, nine scenic overlooks, 50 miles of hiking and bridle trails and more. 

Eden Park

Overlook at Eden Park
0.26 Miles

Home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the

More Nearby Things to Do