Titian’s Diana and Callisto, acquired for the nation in 2012, will be the subject of an exciting new National Gallery venture.
Visitors to Buxton Festival can step inside a mobile cinema truck, sit under a star-studded canopy and watch a short film that approaches Titian’s work from a 21st-century perspective.
They can learn about the goddess Diana and the nymph Callisto, and discover how the painting remains a powerful source of inspiration for a wide range of people today – including poets, artists, schoolchildren and curators.
Dr Stephen Deuchar, Director of the Art Fund, which is supporting The Titian Experience, said: “Mesmerising in conception and execution, Titian’s Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto are two of the most beautiful and important acquisitions ever made by a public collection.
“We hope that festival-goers will have fun learning more about these great works of art.”
Three Titian paintings are reproduced on the side of the truck as if on a gallery wall, with the images in 3D frames.