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Monday, July 7, 2014

After 500 Years, Titian's Danae Can Still Produce a Blush @National Gallery

Welcome to this week's Monday Must-See post. On Mondays, The Prices Do DC will offer an entry about some current exhibit in DC you should see. Sometimes, we will write the post. Sometimes, it will be taken from another publication. But no matter who is the writer, we believe it will showcase an exhibit you shouldn't miss. 

Is Titian’s “Danaë” a dirty picture or an example of great, elevated art? The truth is it’s a little of both.
The painting, which went on view at the National Gallery of Art on Tuesday, is on a four-month loan from Naples’s Capodimonte Museum in celebration of the commencement of Italy’s presidency of the Council of the European Union. Painted between 1544 and 1545, it depicts a naked woman lying on an unmade bed, a piece of fabric draped lightly over her thigh in a faint attempt at modesty.
What’s so sexy about the nearly 500-year-old canvas? 
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