Titian: Love, Desire, Death

Updated: Mar 1


16 March – 14 June 2020 The National Gallery


Titian’s epic series of large-scale mythological paintings, known as the 'poesie', will be brought together in its entirety for the first time since the late 16th century at the National Gallery this March.


From the original cycle of six paintings, the exhibition will reunite 'Danaë' (1551–3, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House); 'Venus and Adonis' (1554, Prado, Madrid); Diana and Actaeon (1556–9) and Diana and Callisto (1556–9), jointly owned by the National Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland; and the recently conserved 'Rape of Europa' (1562) from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.


Reviewing soon!


Top left to right: Danae, probably 1554–6 Wellington Collection, Apsley House, London © Stratfield Saye Preservation Trust; Perseus and Andromeda, probably 1554 - 1556 © The Wallace Collection, London / Photo: The National Gallery, London; The Death of Actaeon

about 1559-75 © The National Gallery, London

Bottom left to right: Diana and Callisto, 1556-9 © The National Gallery London / The National Galleries of Scotland; Diana and Actaeon, 1556-9 © The National Gallery London / The National Galleries of Scotland; Rape of Europa, 1560–2 © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/titian-love-desire-death

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