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We've loved seeing the recreations of our paintings over the last few weeks and our staff at the Gallery couldn't resist joining in.— National Gallery (@NationalGallery) April 7, 2020
Follow this thread to see some of the creative ways they've reinterpreted our paintings in their spare time...#betweenartandquarantine pic.twitter.com/16hAHWQHqJ
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
In 1551, Prince Philip of Spain, the future King Philip II, commissioned Titian, the most famous painter in Europe, to produce a group of paintings showing Classical myths primarily taken from the Roman poet Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’. Combining Titian’s remarkable talent as both artist and storyteller, the mythological scenes capture moments of high drama; a fatal encounter, the shameful discovery, a hasty abduction. Titian expertly manipulates paint and colour to dazzling effect; capturing luminous flesh, sumptuous fabrics, water, reflection, and atmospheric, almost enchanted, landscapes.