Diana and Actaeon is a painting produced between 1556 and 1559 by Italian painter Titian.
Diana is a character from mythology, a woman on the right side of the painting. In the painting Diana and Actaeon, she was wearing a crown with a crescent moon on it and which was being covered by the dark skinned woman, Researchers think that she was her servant or a slave. King Philip II of Spain gave Titian exceptional freedom in choosing the subjects for the painting which were drawn from Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’.
Titian created the most ambitious and magnificent works of his entire career and that was the commission who stimulated. It was Titian who coined the term ‘poesie’ of seven large mythologies for his elegiac compositions because he regarded them as the visual equivalents of poetry. Diana and Actaeon will remain in the UK and will be allowed to alternate between the two galleries (The National Gallery of London and The National Gallery of Scotland) on five-year terms.