Ovid, Titian, and calypso music

Date and time

Wednesday 17 May, 1–1.30pm

Room 6

Matthew Morgan


Admission free

Metamorphosis means a change in form, character or appearance. In Ovid’s 'Metamorphoses', these transformations are frequently violent, unwelcome and impossible to reverse. 

In this talk, Matthew Morgan draws connections between Titian’s depictions of Ovid’s tales and a particular type of metamorphosis that occurred when music and musicians from Trinidad travelled to England, prompting cultural change and exchange.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Image above: Detail from Titian, Diana and Actaeon, 1556–1559