Titian's Metamorphosis paintings as a source of inspiration

  • The National Gallery Trafalgar Square London United Kingdom

Programme

Introduction to three Titian paintings: Diana and Actaeon, Diana and Callisto, and The Death of Actaeon, Caroline Campbell, Curator of Italian paintings before 1500, National Gallery, London

Caroline described how the paintings were commissioned, and discussed their subject matter and how they were painted.

Explore the paintings in detail

Working with Titian at the National Galleries of Scotland, Patricia Allerston, Head of Education, National Galleries of Scotland

Patricia described how the National Galleries of Scotland, which has several paintings by Titian on display, devised a wide range of projects to support their purchase of Titian’s 'Venus Rising from the Sea' in 2003. She described their current and future plans, including the development of virtual tours.

Commissioning Poets: ‘Metamorphosis: Poems Inspired by Titian’, Jillian Barker, Director of Education, Information and Access, National Gallery, London

Jillian described the process of selecting and commissioning the poets.

'Metamorphosis: Poems Inspired by Titian' was published in print and as an e-book.

Watch the poets reading their Titian-inspired poems

The exhibition Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, Minna Moore Ede, Assistant Curator, National Gallery, London

Minna talked about the development of the exhibition at the National Gallery, and how the collaboration with the Royal Ballet was organised.

‘Picture in Focus’: using Titian’s 'Diana and Actaeon' to spark creative projects across secondary curriculum, Alison Mawle, Head of Schools, the National Gallery, London

Alison described how the National Gallery developed the Picture in Focus project with secondary schools.