Scottish National Gallery Launches Venetian Art Exhibition

The Scottish National Gallery is getting ready to open a new exhibition featuring two of the world’s most famous paintings: Titian’s Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto. The gallery, entitled Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Art, will display a collection of sixteenth-century Venetian paintings, drawings and prints to compliment Titian’s two masterpieces.

According to the Edinburgh Reporter:

“A major coup for the exhibition is the opportunity to show for the first time in Scotland Titian’s late masterpiece, the Death of Actaeon, from the National Gallery, London. This is the first time it has been lent anywhere since the National Gallery acquired it in 1972. In total, the exhibition will include 16 paintings and some 30 drawings and prints by most the top names in Venetian art of the period. Another highlight will be a drawing which the Gallery acquired at auction in 2007, which has subsequently been identified as a rare drawing by Titian.”

The upcoming exhibition will feature 16 paintings and over 30 drawings and prints by some of the most extraordinary Venetian artists of the period, including Lorenzo Lotto, Palma Vecchio, Jacopo Bassano, Jacopo Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese.

Chairman of the Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland Ben Thomson said: “Thanks to a fantastic collaboration with the National Gallery in London we were able to secure two superlative masterpieces for the public. We look forward to building on this collaboration in the future.”

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