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Venus and Adonis Photos

    Venus and Adonis in Love
    Aphrodite and Adonis, hanging out with the Erotes. [Painting by Nicolas Poussin, c. 1628-29.]

    Adonis on the Hunt
    Adonis remembers his trusty spear, but not his pants. [Illustration by Jacob Matham, 1607-1610.]

    Adonis in Stone
    Adonis poses with his spear and a rabbit he caught. [Sculpture by Bertel Thorvaldsen, late 1700s-early 1800s. Photo by Stefano Bolognini, 2008.]

    The Birth of Venus, by Botticelli
    This is arguably the most famous painting of Venus. [Painting by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1486.]

    Venus and Adonis
    Venus and Adonis, so happy together. [Painting by Jacopo Amigoni, c. 1740.]

    Venus Sits with Adonis
    Check out the muscles on Adonis' arm. [Painting by Paris Bordone, c. 1560.]

    Venus and Adonis, with Hunting Dogs
    It looks like Cupid is taking a nap in the background. [Painting by Titian, 1553.]

    Asking Adonis to Stay
    Peter Paul Rubens’s famous depiction of the pair. [Painting by Peter Paul Rubens, late 1500s-early 1600s.]

    Venus and Adonis on a Cloud
    Ah, in love with a goddess. What could possibly go wrong? [Painting by Sebastiano Ricci, 1705-1706.]

    Adonis and the Boar
    Watch out for that boar, Adonis! [Sculpture by Giuseppe Mazzuoli, late 1600s-early 1700s. Photo by Yair Haklai, 2007.]

    Venus Discovers Adonis Dead
    Poor Adonis…we’re sad. [Painting by José de Ribera, 1637.]

    Venus Grieving
    Venus mourns over the body of Adonis. ["Venus and Cupid Lamenting the Dead Adonis," painting by Cornelis Holsteyn, 1647.]

    Venus, Cupid, and the body of Adonis
    Poor little Cupid looks genuinely sad here. [Painting by Benjamin West, 1768. Photo by Moira Burke, 2009.]

    Venus and Adonis on a Postage Stamp
    The lovers even appear on a Hungarian postage stamp from 1970. [Original Painting by Luca Giordano, late 1600s.]

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