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The Allegory of Love, art tour by Hanna Yakovleva

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WC2N 5DN

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Venus & Mars, Psyche &Cupid, Apollo & Daphne, Bacchus & Ariadne, Cephalus and Aurora, Mercury, Venus & Cupid, Pyramus and Thisbe...

True divine force or dangerous and destructive power over everyone - mortals and gods
Ovid’s Metamorphoses theme of LOVE embraced with harmony, passion, drama, lust, loyalty and betrayal - the overwhelming feelings in oil on canvas at the National Gallery.

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Saturday, the 10th of February 13:00 - 15:30
Wednesday, the 14th of February 13:00 - 15:30
Friday, the 16th of February 18:30 - 21:00
Saturday, the 17th of February 13:00 - 15:30


Where: The National Gallery
Meeting point: inside Sainsbury Wing ground floor information desk.
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK

The Metamorphoses ("Books of Transformations") is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

During the Renaissance period, mythological subjects were frequently depicted in art. The Metamorphoses was the greatest source of these narratives, such that the term "Ovidian" in this context is synonymous for mythological, in spite of some frequently represented myths not being found in the work. Many of the stories from the Metamorphoses have been the subject of paintings and sculptures, particularly during this period. Some of the most well-known paintings by Titian depict scenes from the poem, including Diana and Callisto, Diana and Actaeon, and Death of Actaeon. Other famous works inspired by it include Pieter Brueghel's painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus and Gian Lorenzo Bernini's sculpture Apollo and Daphne. The Metamorphoses also permeated the theory of art during the Renaissance and the Baroque style, with its idea of transformation and the relation of the myths of Pygmalion and Narcissus to the role of the artist.

Sources: Barolsky, Paul, As in Ovid, So in Renaissance Art. Renaissance Quarterly.
The National Gallery, London
Image: An Allegory with Venus and Cupid by Bronzino @ National Gallery

£55 ticket includes:
- 1,5 hours art tour
- networking after the tour, tea/coffee/lunch in museum restaurant with the arranged table in advance (food and beverages are not included)

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