TIZIANO EN ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI, LONDEN NATIONAL GALLERY

Titian: Love, Desire, Death,16 March – 14 June 202O Artemisia: 4 April – 26 July 2020
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ZELFPORTRET VAN ARTEMISIA ALS DE HEILIGE CATHARINA VAN ALEXANDRIË

 

TIZIANO

In 1551, Prince Philip of Spain, the future King Philip II, commissioned Titian, the most famous painter in Europe, to produce a group of paintings showing Classical myths primarily taken from the Roman poet Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’.

The exhibition reunites all six paintings in the series, from Boston, Madrid, and London, for the first time in over four centuries. Included are ‘Diana and Actaeon’ and ‘Diana and Callisto’; works we own jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland.

Combining Titian’s remarkable talent as both artist and storyteller, the mythological scenes capture moments of high drama; a fatal encounter, the shameful discovery, a hasty abduction. Titian expertly manipulates paint and colour to dazzling effect; capturing luminous flesh, sumptuous fabrics, water, reflection, and atmospheric, almost enchanted, landscapes.

We see gods and goddesses, yet their faces show very human, and very relatable, emotions: guilt, surprise, shame, desperation, and regret.

Titian called these works his ‘poesie’ because he considered them to be visual equivalents of poetry. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest paintings in European art.

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Museo Nacional del Prado, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI

Come face-to-face with Artemisia and her paintings in the first major exhibition of her work in the UK.

At a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia Gentileschi was exceptional. She enjoyed a long and successful career as a painter, spanning more than 40 years, and she was the first woman to gain membership to the artists’ academy – the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno – in Florence.

Around 35 works from public and private collections around the world come together to give a selective overview of Artemisia’s career: From her training in Rome, where she learnt to paint under the guidance of her father Orazio Gentileschi, to her time in Florence, where she established herself both personally and professionally, and the last 25 years of her life, during which she set up a studio in Naples and undertook a brief trip to London.

The exhibition features some of her best-known paintings and self portraits, as well as more recently discovered works, and gives visitors a unique chance to encounter Artemisia.

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