Sunday, September 28, 2008

Venus and Adonis - Titian

Price in US $ - 13,500,500

venus and adonis
Ovid, in his Metamorphoses, relates the story of the goddess Venus vainly trying to restrain her lover, the mortal Adonis, from departing for the hunt. The mood of playful sensuality conceals the tragic irony that Adonis is destined to be killed during the hunt by a wild boar.Titian's loose, energetic strokes of paint give the painting a sense of spontaneity and movement. Titian used rich colors, shimmering highlights, and a lush landscape to create the painting's evocative, poignant mood.

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