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Poems Inspired by Titian: Wendy Cope (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012)

Hear Wendy Cope reading from her Titian-inspired poem 'Actaeon's Lover'. Leading contemporary poets have been invited to respond to three of Titian's paintings - 'Diana and Actaeon', 'The Death of Actaeon' and the recently acquired 'Diana and Callisto' - which depict stories from Ovid's epic poem 'Metamorphoses'. You can also hear Wendy talking about the process of writing her poem in our Poets Inspired by Titian playlist.A multi-faceted experience celebrating British creativity across the arts, 'Metamorphosis: Titian 2012' brings together a group of specially commissioned works responding to the three Titian paintings.Featuring new work by contemporary artists Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger, including sets and costumes for three new ballets at the Royal Opera House. Leading poets including Seamus Heaney, Wendy Cope, and Patience Agbabi have also responded to Ovid's text and Titian's paintings.Buy the book -- Metamorphosis: Poems Inspired by Titian: more on our Channel: out more about the exhibition 'Metamorphosis: Titian 2012' on the National Gallery website: the life and work of Titian, including a special Titian playlist: us on Twitter @nationalgallery and use #Titian2012 in your tweets
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