Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) ca. 1485/90–1576, Venus and Adonis
- 100% Silk
- Hand Rolled
- Designed and Printed in Britain
- 42cm x 42cm
This pocket square features the stunning 'Venus and Adonis' by Titian. Titian was often inspired by tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses for the paintings he called poesie, 'poetry in paint'. In this painting, the goddess Venus has fallen in love with the handsome hunter Adonis. She foresees that the hunt will be fatal for him and tries in vain to restrain him from leaving with his hunting dogs. The tragic end of the tale is juxtaposed by the mood of sensuality created with the beautiful view of Venus seen from the back.
Numerous paintings from the mid-1540s until the end of his life were created around the subject by Titian and his school. This version was painted at the end of his career and the beautiful quality shows it was certainly produced by the artist himself.
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