Callisto's Song

Jo Shapcott

Research output: Other contribution


This poem was commissioned by the National Gallery as part of their 'Cultural Olympiad' project. A multi-faceted experience celebrating British creativity across the arts, ‘Metamorphosis: Titian 2012’ brings together a group of specially commissioned works responding to three of Titian’s paintings – Diana and Actaeon, The Death of Actaeon and the recently acquired Diana and Callisto – which depict stories from Ovid’s epic poem ‘Metamorphoses’. The three paintings, displayed at the heart of the exhibition, are seen together for the first time since the 18th century.

The poem, 'Callisto's Song' responds to Titian's painting, 'Diana and Callisto'.
Original languageEnglish
TypePoem in Anthology
Media of outputbook, web, video of reading
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationYale
ISBN (Print)978-1857095470
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2012


  • Titian
  • Diana and Callisto
  • poetry and painting
  • ekphrastic poetry
  • Ovid
  • constellations

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