Episode 231 – Titian’s “Perseus and Andromeda” (Wallace Collection, London)
February 6, 2024

This painting is the last of six paintings that make up Titian’s extraordinary “Poesie” series for King Philip II of Spain. Of all six, it is in the worst state of conservation and went through major compositional changes while it was being painted. Nevertheless, the “Perseus and Andromeda” is an important work of beauty, innovation, and visual interpretation of a classical literary source.



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