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Titian’s Mythological Paintings – A Lecture by Dr. Louis Markos

The paintings of the great Renaissance artist, Titian, that were inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses are powerful, erotic and ultimately tragic. Louis Markos, Professor of English at Houston Baptist University, explores the meanings behind those mythological paintings, currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the focus of this month’s “Artful Thursday” lecture.

Eric Ladau chats with Professor Markos.

Pictured: Titian, Diana and Actaeon, 1556-59, oil on canvas; photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts Houston