Titian / Metamorphosis

Art Music Dance; A collaboration between The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery - Limited Edition


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Minna Moore Ede


This special collectors’ edition celebrates a unique collaboration between two of London’s greatest cultural institutions. Together The Royal Ballet and the National Gallery commissioned three acclaimed contemporary artists – Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger – to work with international choreographers and composers to create three new ballets inspired by the Titian paintings Diana and Callisto, Diana and Actaeon and The Death of Actaeon. As well as designing the sets and costumes, the artists also produced new works for a show at the National Gallery. The book tells the story of this extraordinary, complex project from conception to stage and gallery. The artists’ notebooks, sketches and other material from the studio are reproduced to show how they evolved their initial ideas into working designs. Numerous views of the dancers’ rehearsals, the creation of the sets and the gallery installations, as well as dozens of unseen photographs of the performances themselves, take the reader behind the scenes to see the many processes and people involved in transforming the artists’ vision into a finished production. An introduction by National Gallery curator Dr Minna Moore Ede, explains how the collaboration came to fruition and unfolded. Dame Monica Mason’s foreword completes this stunning volume. Limited edition of 250 copies Presented with three original artists’ prints in a clothbound clamshell case

Additional information

Weight 465 g
Dimensions 42.8 x 55.6 cm
Publisher name Art Books Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2013
Number of pages 182
Format Hardback
Dimensions 42.8 x 55.6 cm
Weight 465 g


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