Venus und Adonis

Venus und Adonis

Dating
1614
More about this artwork
In this painting, Goltzius has depicted Venus, the goddess of love, and the young huntsman Adonis in intimate embrace. It most likely represents the episode recounted by Ovid (Metamorphosis X, 525 ff.) of the final farewell of the two lovers. Despite the warnings of Venus, who seeks to hold Adonis back, the hunter, in youthful exuberance, will soon set off for the hunt and be mortally wounded by a wild boar. In the middle ground, to the left, Cupid plays with the huntsman's dogs; in the background to the right Venus' swan-drawn carriage can be seen.
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Inventory Number
5613
Birth year of the artist
1558
Year the artist deceased
1617
Dimensions of the object
141 x 191 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1812 aus dem Schloss Bayreuth
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Hendrick Goltzius, Venus und Adonis, 1614, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/y7GE8l0LPV (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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