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The Museo del Prado presents "Danaë and Venus and Adonis : Titian's Early Poesie for Philip II," an exhibition that will showcase the first two "Poesie" created by Titian following their recent restoration. The artist painted these works in the mid-sixteenth century and they can be seen together for the first time since Ferdinand VII presented Danaë to the Duke of Wellington as a gift. Alongside these masterpieces, visitors will be able to contemplate another of the versions of Danaë belonging to the Museo del Prado, which was created by Titian in around 1565. This work was paired with another work, "Venus and Adonis," in the "Bóvedas de Tiziano" Halls at the Real Alcázar Collection.

Inspired mainly by Ovid's "Metamorphoses," the themes chosen by Titian for these works are portrayed in order to delight the senses and demonstrate the capacity of painting to convey emotions.

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Titian’s “Danae,” an Italian Renaissance painting noted for its sensuality, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art from July 1 through Nov. 2.

The painting by the master of the Venetian school, on loan from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, will help celebrate the beginning of Italy’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, which runs July 1 through Dec. 31. Two other examples of Titian’s work in this genre, “Venus With a Mirror” and “Venus and Adonis,” from the Gallery’s permanent collection, are also on view in the West Building.

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