Venere e Adone (c.1580)

Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588)

Venere e Adone (Venus and Adonis)
c.1580
Oil on canvas, 162 × 191 cm
Museo del PradoMadrid

• This painting illustrates a passage from the Metamorphoses (Book X) by Ovid.

Velázquez acquired this canvas during his second trip to Italy (1649-1651).

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Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588)
Venere e Adone
c.1586
Kunsthistorisches MuseumVienna