Transforming Collections: The Triumph of Love by Titian

  • 8 February 2018

Marking 40 years of Art Fund's partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, we profile four key acquisitions made possible through our joint funding. Episode three takes an in-depth look at The Triumph of Love by Titian.

 

Over the last four decades, Art Fund and the Wolfson Foundation have worked together to help museums and galleries across the UK acquire over 170 works of art and historical interest. In 2008, Titian's The Triumph of Love, which depicts a mythological subject, was acquired by the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, adding to its existing Renaissance collection.

In this short film, Catherine Whistler, Keeper Western Art at the museum, shows us around the Italian Renaissance Gallery in which Titian's painting sits alongside works by Tintoretto, Veronese and other artists of the period.

'It gave us a new focus for our collection of Venetian art and for our presentation of the Venetian paintings in this Renaissance context,' says Whistler. 'There's something here for everyone, it doesn't matter how much you know about history or about art, you can immediately, I think, relate to this very, very compelling and enchanting image.'

Transforming Collections looks at key acquisitions made possible with Art Fund support. The other episodes in the series feature:

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