A collaboration between the National Gallery and the Royal Ballet to create exciting new works based on the powerful stories of change found in Titian’s masterpieces and reveals how these spectacular paintings continue to inspire living artists.
11 July – 23 September 2012
“A multi-faceted experience celebrating British creativity across the arts, ‘Metamorphosis: Titian 2012’ brings together a group of specially commissioned works responding to three of Titian’s paintings – Diana and Actaeon, The Death of Actaeon and the recently acquired Diana and Callisto – which depict stories from Ovid’s epic poem ‘Metamorphoses’. The three paintings, displayed at the heart of the exhibition, are seen together for the first time since the 18th century.”
This is a unique and exciting collaboration between the National Gallery and the Royal Ballet; a venture between modern-day choreographers, composers, artists and poets such as Wayne Mcgregor and Conrad Shawcross who are coming together to create new works inspired by three of Titian’s paintings, in turn inspired by Ovid’s epic poem ‘Metamorphoses’.”