For the first time in 300 years in the London National Gallery, paintings from the picturesque series of Titian will be shown.


 Titsian. Abduction of Europe. 1562. Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston. Source: Artguide

For the first time in 300 years, a series of paintings by the Italian wizard of the Renaissance Titian will be united in one exhibition.

Titian wrote a series of paintings for the Spanish King Philip II between 1551 and 1562. The king left the artist the right to choose a plot of paintings, and he drew scenes from Ovid’s poem “Metamorphoses”. Titian called this series “poetry in the figurative form”.

The paintings were split in 1704 when the Spanish court began selling canvases. Five of the six series works will feature Titian: Love Desire Death (“Titian: Love, Desire, Death”).

The exhibition will be open at the National Gallery of London in March 2020 and will be departing from June to the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston.

The exhibition will be held from March 21, 2020, to May 9, 2021:

from March 16 to June 14, 2020; National Gallery on Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom;

from July 6 to September 27, 2020; National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland;

from October 20, 2020, to January 10, 2021; National Museum of Prado, Madrid, Spain;

from February 11 to May 9, 2021; Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston, Mass., USA.