18.7.12

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

a unique collaboration with The Royal Ballet

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 will see a range of contemporary artists – including choreographers, composers, poets and visual artists respond to paintings by Renaissance master Titian. Their work will be displayed at the National Gallery and performed at the Royal Opera House by The Royal Ballet.  

‘Metamorphosis: Titian 2012’ – featuring new work by contemporary artists Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger in a unique collaboration with The Royal Ballet.

This multi-arts project, part of the Cultural Olympiad's London 2012 Festival, will draw on the powerful stories of change found in Titian’s masterpieces, revealing how these spectacular paintings continue to inspire living artists.

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, will be seen together for the first time since the 18th century.

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012
11 July – 23 September 2012
Sainsbury Wing Exhibition
Admission free


Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 - Chris Ofili and Conrad Shawcross© The National Gallery, London 

 Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 - Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross, Mark Wallinger © The National Gallery, London