Venus with Nymphs Mourning over the Dead Adonis

Giulio Carpioni

Giulio Carpioni - Venus with Nymphs Mourning over the Dead Adonis
The theme of the unfortunate death of the young hunter and the unfulfilled love of Venus draws on Book X of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and their reflections in modern poetry. Using the classicizing style combined with the stimuli from Albani’s and Poussin’s paintings, Carpioni transformed the tragic ancient myth into an idyllic scene amid fresh natural scenery.
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measurements: height 78 cm
width 88 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
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inventory number: DO 4202
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters