Work by Titian goes on display in Athens

Over twenty paintings by the famous painter Titian are set to go on display in Athens this week. The Museum will also feature work by many of Titians contemporaries. The unveiling of the paintings coincides with the visit of the Italian prime minister to Athens.

The paintings will be shown at the Museum of Cycladic Art. The exhibition will last for 3 months and opens Thursday 25th September. The inaugural ceremony will take place on Wednesday 24th September when the Greek Prime Minister Karolos Papoulias will be in attendance.

Works by Annibale Carracci, Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis and Domenico Campagnola will be featured. Titian was born in Venice as is celebrated for his wonderful use of colour and energetic forms. The paintings have all been borrowed from Italian Museums.