Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 National Gallery/ROH.

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 15 July 2012 | 1:35:00 am

 Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 opens on stage at the Royal Opera House this Saturday and will be screened live around the country on Monday 16 July as part of BP Summer Big Screens.  The free exhibition at the National Gallery is now open.

The project was inspired by three paintings by the great Renaissance painter Titian – Diana and Actaeon, Diana and Callisto and The Death of Actaeon – and consists of contemporary responses to the iconic artworks.

The original Titian paintings were based on classical poems from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. As part of the exhibition, the National Gallery re-imagined the Diana myth in a contemporary setting: