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Titian: Love, Desire, Death

National Gallery, London


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Commissioned by Philip II of Spain, Titian’s series of large-scale scenes from Ovid, which the painter called his poesie, are considered to be among the finest mythological paintings in Western art for their high drama and virtuosic handling. This show reunites all six for the first time in four centuries. Find out more from the National Gallery’s website.

Preview the exhibition below | View Apollo’s Art Diary here

Perseus and Andromeda (c. 1554–56), Titian.

Perseus and Andromeda (c. 1554–56), Titian. Photo: The National Gallery, London/The Wallace Colection, London

The Rape of Europa (1560–62), Titian. Photo: © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Danae (c. 1554–56)

Danae (c. 1554–56), Titian. Photo: © Stratfield Saye Preservation Trust

Diana and Callisto (1556–59), Titian.

Diana and Callisto (1556–59), Titian. Photo: © The National Gallery London/The National Galleries of Scotland

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