Venus und Adonis
Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617)

Venus und Adonis,

1614
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
141 x 191 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal V
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
5613
Acquisition
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 07.07.2022)
The tragic end of the love story between Venus and Adonis is imminent. The goddess of love is still trying to hold Adonis back from going off to hunt, but he has already picked up a spike to seek his good fortune. Shortly afterwards, he is mortally wounded by a boar goaded by the jealous god of war, Mars. Goltzius’s depiction of the lovers is one of the major early Dutch Classicist paintings that drew on the work of Peter Paul Rubens, among others, for its inspiration.

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