Chemistry and Art: Bacchus and Ariadne


It was not uncommon for canvas paintings to be rolled up for ease of transport. However, this painting seems to have been rolled the wrong way - with the paint on the inside. This led to problems of flaking. Its restoration gave opportunities to study Titian's methods and materials.

Type of Activity

group work, working independently



Age Group

14 to 16 years


This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, The National Gallery.

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