Perseus and Andromeda by Titian

Titian Perseus


On a previous OCA History of Art course I had made an annotation of Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne which is in the National Gallery, so I found it interesting to look at another of his depictions of a classical myth.

This time is the story of Perseus and Andromeda. The sense of movement and power in the figure of Perseus is remarkable. To me seems to come, not just from his pose, or the composition of the scene, but also from the flowing shape of his scarf which really imparts a sense of energy.

My notes on the painting are here: Perseus and Andromeda 2