Prof Helen King on Titian at the National Gallery

Professor Helen King, Chair of Classical Studies, speaks about the myth of Diana and Calysto as painted by Titian in the August podcast from the National Gallery.

Accompanied by a recording of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes reading his poem on this theme, Prof King explores the myth in Episode 70, which looks at how Titian’s masterpieces have inspired a new generation of artists and the Royal Ballet in the Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 exhibition.

The exhibition runs until 23 September 2012, featuring new work by contemporary artists Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger in a unique collaboration with The Royal Ballet. The multi-arts project, part of the Cultural Olympiad’s London 2012 Festival, draws on the powerful stories of change found in Titian’s masterpieces, revealing how these spectacular paintings continue to inspire living artists.

Find out more about the exhibition at The National Gallery
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