Metamorphosis is a stunning short film from London based directors Luke White and Remi Weekes, otherwise known as their collective force Tell No One. The film starring Anna Friel and Ed Speleers retells Titian’s Metamorphosis for The National Gallery, London.
The film coincides with the current Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 exhibition that features new work by contemporary artists Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger in a unique collaboration with The Royal Ballet. A multi-arts project that is part of the Cultural Olympiad’s London 2012 Festival, draws on the powerful stories of change found in Titian’s masterpieces, revealing how these spectacular paintings continue to inspire living artists.
A multi-faceted experience celebrating British creativity across the arts, ‘Metamorphosis: Titian 2012’ brings together a group of specially commissioned works responding to three of Titian’s paintings – Diana and Actaeon, The Death of Actaeon and Diana and Callisto – which depict stories from Ovid’s epic poem ‘Metamorphoses’. The three paintings, displayed at the heart of the exhibition, will be seen together for the first time since the 18th century.
Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 is on now until 23 September 2012 at the National Gallery.