There are only a few weeks left to see the Titian & the Golden Age of Venetian Painting at the High Museum of Art in the Woodruff Arts Center. It will run thru January 2nd, 2011. Co-organized by the High Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Museum of Fine Art, Houston in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland. This exhibit was made possible by Sotheby’s and Delta Airlines.
If you love the Renaissance age, you will not want to miss this. There are twenty-five Renaissance masterpieces, including 12 paintings and 13 drawings by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Lotto. My favorite of the exhibit is Titians, two Diana paintings. Diana and Callisto (1556-1559) by Titian (Tiziano Vercellio, Italian ca 1485-1576). This painting tells the story of Diana as she learns her hand maiden is pregnant by Juniper. Diana and Actaeon depicts Diana and her nymphs caught bathing by Actaeon, the hunter. These paintings were commissioned by King Phillip II of Spain between 1556 -1559. This is the first time these masterpieces have ever been seen in the United States. Titian’s work included portraits, mythological scenes and alter pieces. They are now some of the highly prized of all Renaissance artwork.
After you finish being mesmerized by Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting painters head over to have lunch at Table 1280 in the High Museum of Art. They serve American cuisine with a regional twist. Be sure and try the White Truffle Chicken Salad, it is my favorite.
The next time you visit our Atlanta bed and breakfast you may want to save an afternoon to visit Fernbank Museum or the Carlos Museum at Emory University.
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