Venus and Adonis by Paolo Veronese (1580)

Venus and Adonis by Paolo Veronese (1580)

Venus and Adonis by Paolo Veronese (1580)

Venus and Adonis

Venus had been wounded by one of Cupid’s arrows. Before the wound has time to heal she catches sight of Adonis and is infatuated.

Adonis is later killed by a wild boar that has been attacked by his dogs.

Distraught, Venus changes his blood into a flower: the Anemone.

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