Titian & Themes of Voyeurism at London’s National Gallery
Tags: Contemporary, London, Nudes, OMP, Upcoming Exhibitions
Starting tomorrow, the National Gallery’s Sainsbury Wing will be host to a new exhibition– “Metamophosis: Titian 2012“– that places contemporary works in the context of 3 masterpieces by Titian: Diana and Actaeon, The Death of Actaeon and the recently acquired Diana and Callisto. Each of the works touch upon themes or stories from Ovid’s epic poem “Metamorphoses.”
The three works, which will be seen together for the first time since the 18th century, are accompanied by the works of three contemporary artists who have been commissioned to respond to Titian’s paintings: Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger.
Wallinger responds to the theme of voyeurism in Titian’s Diana and Actaeon by photographing nude women, all named Diana, from the perspective of a Peeping Tom: through peep holes, key holes or the broken corner of a window.
In addition, choreographers and dancers have collaborated with the three artists to put on a ballet of the works, to be performed at the Royal Opera House later this month.
The exhibition runs until 23 September.
Titian Nudes Vie with Real Bare Women, Voyeurs in London via Bloomberg
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