Inspired by Titian

This week, we took inspiration from Titian's poesie (poetic) paintings of which there are seven in total. The pictures tell of mythical stories from Ovid's Metamorphosis. You can see the curators discussing the link between Titian and Ovid for an exhibition at the National gallery by clicking this link and also a making-of video, from the Royal Ballet 'Metamorphosis' production here. The opportunities for inspiration from these pictures are endless. We may work with a dancer interpreting the pictures into moving form in a future class.

Oliver, our model, rose to the challenge of portraying Actaeon in different states. During the one minute poses, he was one minute being struck through the heart by an arrow, another turning into a deer and in another being set upon by an imaginary pack of dogs!