Study day: Titian’s Metamorphosis paintings as a source of inspiration

This study day was held at the National Gallery on Thursday 13 September 2012

The study day, organised by the National Gallery and supported by The Pilgrim Trust, formed part of the Subject Specialist Network: European Paintings pre-1900


Introduction to three Titian paintings: 'Diana and Actaeon', 'Diana and Callisto', 'The Death of Actaeon'
Caroline Campbell, Curator of Italian paintings before 1500, the 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 and find out more

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 have 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 etours.

Find out more about the National Galleries of Scotland [External link]

Commissioning Poets: ‘Metamorphosis: Poems Inspired by Titian’ 
Jillian Barker, Director of Education, Information and Access, the 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.

Buy 'Metamorphosis: Poems Inspired by Titian'

Watch the poets reading their Titian-inspired poems

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

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

Find out about the exhibtion 'Metamorphosis: Titian 2012'

‘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

Ali described how the National Gallery developed this project with secondary schools.

Find out more about 'Picture in Focus'

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