Venus and Adonis, Bartholomeus Spranger, c. 1585 - c. 1590

Venus and Adonis, Bartholomeus Spranger, c. 1585 - c. 1590

panel, h 135cm × w 109cm. More details

Venus, the goddess of love, did not want her lover Adonis to go hunting. She was afraid that he would come to harm. Her fears were justified: Adonis was killed by a wild boar. The tall, slender figures with small heads typify Spranger’s elegant Mannerist style. The landscape is curiously old-fashioned; it was copied from an early 16th-century painting.

Mannerism Adonis Metamorphoses Mythological stories

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