26,Thu Mar 2020
The National Gallery , Charing Cross
Painted between about 1551 and 1562 the ‘poesie’ are among the most original visual interpretations of Classical myth of the early modern era and are touchstone works in the history of European painting for their rich, expressive rendering.
The series was commissioned by Philip II of Spain, who highly unusually gave Titian an open brief to select his subjects. The paintings depict stories from Classical mythology, primarily drawn from the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Because he considered them visual equivalents to poetry, Titian called them his ‘poesie’. He distilled in them the knowledge of painting and visual storytelling that he had acquired over five decades as an artist to create some of his most profound statements on human passion and irrationality, on love and death.
Tickets: 12 tickets only
The 12 complimentary tickets are on a first come first served basis for BSS Members only. To request your complimentary ticket contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendees will have the privilege of attending a private viewing before the National Gallery opens to the general public at 10.00 a.m.
We will request the name of each BSS member attending. Tickets cannot be used or requested for friends or non BSS members.
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