Venus and Adonis: the Love story

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This is a presentation that presents Venus the goddess of love and Adonis a hunter, from different points of view from different artist but on pretty much the same topic. With the pictures I found its almost like a timeline can be made of exactly how things took place that day he was preparing to leave up until the time he comes back.

Venus and Adonis, Nicolas Poussin, c. 1628–29, From the collection of: Kimbell Art Museum
Venus and Adonis, Giorgio Ghisi, Italian, 1520 - 1582, c. 1570, From the collection of: Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Main View), From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Here is the first time Venus tells Adonis about her dream of him getting killed while going out to hunt.
Venus and Adonis, Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1610, From the collection of: Kunstpalast
In the next following three pictures it looks Venus tries to stop Adonis from leaving out of fear of her dream coming true.
Venus and Adonis, Ferdinando Tacca, ca. 1650, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Venus and Adonis, John Cheere (1709-1787), 1756 -, From the collection of: National Palace of Queluz
The Death of Adonis (with Venus, Cupid, and the Three Graces), Peter Paul Rubens, ca. 1614, From the collection of: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
These next two pictures are created by the same artist but I feel they both capture the feelings of Venus
Venus mourning Adonis, Rubens, Sir Peter Paul, c.1614, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
The change in media helps give a better sense of the mood. The dark background gives you a sense of grief. the point of emphasis is on the body of Adonis which is much lighter than those around him.
Adonis Mourned by Venus and Cupids, Massimiliano Soldani, ca. 1715, From the collection of: The Walters Art Museum
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