BUXTON FESTIVAL: Titian Experience inside ‘truck’ gallery

Inside the Titian Experience truck. Photo: The National Gallery Photographic.
Inside the Titian Experience truck. Photo: The National Gallery Photographic.

Titian’s Diana and Callisto, acquired for the nation in 2012, will be the subject of an exciting new National Gallery venture.

Visitors to Buxton Festival can step inside a mobile cinema truck, sit under a star-studded canopy and watch a short film that approaches Titian’s work from a 21st-century perspective.

They can learn about the goddess Diana and the nymph Callisto, and discover how the painting remains a powerful source of inspiration for a wide range of people 
today – including poets, artists, schoolchildren and curators.

Dr Stephen Deuchar, Director of the Art Fund, which is supporting The Titian Experience, said: “Mesmerising in conception and execution, Titian’s Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto are two of the most beautiful and important acquisitions ever made by a public collection.

“We hope that festival-goers will have fun learning more about these great works of art.”

Three Titian paintings are reproduced on the side of the truck as if on a gallery wall, with the images in 3D frames.