TITIAN’S DIANA AND ACTAEON
We have been blessed in Norwich this month, the painting by Titian, ‘Diana & Actaeon’ is being displayed at Norwich Castle Museum. The painting was recently purchased by National Gallery, London & National Gallery of Scotland for a cool 50 million GBP. This has meant the painting will be staying in the UK and that it is touring the UK which seems far nicer than storing it in some dusty room some where.
The painting itself is absolutely stunning, from the beautiful brush strokes to the exquisite use of colour I was just lost for words when I saw it. I love the contrast between the modern ideal of beauty and this more classical version, the women (nymphs and Diana) are curvaceous and pale. The image above does absolutely no justice to this stunning work.
Please take a chance to go see this lovely painting.
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
3 March – 15th April 2012