Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) (c. 1490 - 1576): The Death of

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) (c. 1490 - 1576): The Death of

12/31/2021, 11:16:32 AM
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) (c. 1490 - 1576): The Death of Actaeon, c. 1559–1575, Oil on canvas, 178.4 cm × 198.1 cm (70.2 in × 78.0 in), National Gallery, London The Death of Actaeon is a late work by Italian Renaissance master Titian. It is probably one of the two paintings the artist states he has started and hopes to finish (one of which he calls "Actaeon mauled by hounds") in a letter to their commissioner Philip II of Spain during June 1559. Titian seems never to have resolved it to his satisfaction, the painting remained in his studio until his death in 1576. It is a sequel of Titian's work Diana and Actaeon showing the story's tragic conclusion, which approximately follows the Roman poet Ovid's account in the Metamorphoses: after Actaeon surprised the goddess Diana bathing naked in the woods, she transformed him into a stag and he was attacked and killed by his own hounds. Both paintings belong to a group of large-scale mythological paintings inspired by the Metamorphoses and referred to by Titian himself as ‘poesie’, the visual equivalent of poetry. #Tiziano #Titian #storiadellarte #actaeon #Art #Paintings #Painters #Arthistory #Venice #pittore #pittura #pintor #pintura #historiadelarte #historyofart #Arte #venetianart #venezia #renaissance #renaissanceart #masters #renaissancepainting #renaissanceartist #italianart #rinascimento #Renacimiento #Nationalgallery

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