2012 sees the continuation of the National Gallery's support for regional galleries – Titian's masterpiece 'Diana and Actaeon' is taking a UK tour to galleries where it has never been seen before.
The painting, which tells a story from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', goes on tour to:
- Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (13 January – 26 February 2012)
- Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (3 March – 15 April 2012)
- National Museum Cardiff (19 April – 17 June 2012)
The painting returns to the National Gallery in time for the exhibition Metamorphosis: Titian 2012.
About the painting
Titian's 'Diana and Actaeon' is one of six large-scale mythological works inspired by the Roman poet Ovid that were painted for Philip II of Spain. Titian called his lyrical compositions 'poesie', the visual equivalent of poetry. Nothing he ever painted was more inventive in beauty and power.