#23 – “Diana and Actaeon” – Titian – $70.6 million
This painting was painted, as you have read, by one of the most famous Italian Renaissance painters – Titian. It took this master Renaissance painter to paint “Diana and Actaeon” three years, from 1556 to 1559. This painting is considered by art critics as one of the most fabulous paintings Titian had painted.
Oooh, and we see on this painting some nudity. But, no the extreme nudity is not depicted. This painting isn’t some pornographic scene, but it rather depicts a scene when the goddess Diana met Actaeon.
In the year of 2009, the Duke of Sutherland conferred this masterpiece to the National Galleries of Scotland & National Gallery in London.