Love, Desire, Death


Wednesday 13 May 2020



Five of Titian’s greatest works, his epic series of large-scale mythological paintings, the ‘poesie’, will be brought together for the first time since 1704 at the National Gallery next March, sourced from the National Galleries in London and Edinburgh, the Duke of Wellington’s collection, the Prado and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. 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. £79, Art Fund Member £72, National Gallery Member £64

The Study Days in London are held at The Linnean Society in Piccadilly and begin with coffee at 10.30am; the lectures start at 11.00am. To make a Study Day booking please contact the office either by phone or email – we do not require a booking form. Thank you.

  • Included: Morning coffee, two morning lectures, entry to the National Gallery
  • Not included: Travel to/from London, Lunch
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