The Titian Experience: A National Gallery Festival Tour
Immerse yourself in great art by Renaissance master Titian.
This mobile cinema offers a National Gallery festival experience celebrating 'Diana and Callisto', a painting recently acquired for the nation.
Inspired by Ovid’s epic poem Metamorphoses, the painting’s rich colouring, compositional complexity, beauty and inventiveness make it one of art history’s most important works.
Step inside to watch a short film that approaches Titian’s work from a 21st-century perspective. Learn the starry story of the goddess Diana and the nymph Callisto, and discover how the painting remains a powerful source of inspiration for a wide range of people today – including curators, poets, artists, teachers and young people.
You’ll also get the chance to speak to a National Gallery expert, who’ll be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions. Explore the paintings, be inspired and tell us what you think.
In the summer of 2012, festival-goers across the country were invited to immerse themselves in Titian's masterpiece 'Diana and Callisto' via the novelty of a mobile cinema.
The festival was part of the Gallery's 'Metamorphosis: Titian 2012', a multi-faceted experience celebrating British creativity across the arts.
The project brought together a group of specially commissioned works responding to three of Titian's paintings -- 'Diana and Actaeon', 'The Death of Actaeon' and 'Diana and Callisto' -- which depict stories from Ovid's epic poem 'Metamorphoses'.
'Metamorphosis: Titian 2012' was part of the Cultural Olympiad's London 2012 Festival.
|23 May–2 June
Shows throughout the day
|Next to Venue 4|
|Festival in the Field|
Pavilion Gardens Promenade (outside Tourist Information Office)
*At Hay Festival experts will be presenting the film on 25–27 May and 1–2 June only
In association with
Image above: Detail from Titian, 'Diana and Callisto', 1556-9 © The National Gallery London / The National Galleries of Scotland. Bought jointly by the National Gallery and National Galleries of Scotland with contributions from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), The Monument Trust, J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, Mr and Mrs James Kirkman, Sarah and David Kowitz, Chris Rokos, The Rothschild Foundation, Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement, and through private appeal and bequests, 2012