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Art students replicate £50 million Titian

posted 6 Feb 2009, 03:58 by David Rintoul   [ updated 24 Mar 2009, 01:32 ]

A REPRODUCTION of Titian's Diana and Actaeon painted by Edinburgh students is to go on display in the Capital today.

Just days after the £50 million original was saved for the nation, the copy is set to be exhibited at the Edinburgh College of Art.

A group of 52 students started work on the project back in December when the original painting was still under threat of sale overseas.

For two months the students worked on individual sections of the painting, rendered in their own personal styles, which will now be assembled as one painting for a limited three-day public display in celebration of Titian's original staying in Scotland.

Patrizio Belcampo, the student leading the project at Edinburgh College of Art, said: "We very much see our project as a celebration of Diana and Actaeon staying in Scotland."

Culture minister Linda Fabiani added: "The students who have created this wonderful reproduction have highlighted the relevance and value the painting holds today."

Source: Evening News

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