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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Christian Berentz - The Elegant Snack
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Corsini Throne
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
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Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John the Baptist
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Jusepe de Ribera - Venus and Adonis
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Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
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Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
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Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
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Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Christian Berentz - The Elegant Snack
Corsini Throne
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John the Baptist
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus and Adonis
Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds

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The myth of Venus and Adonis has reached its final scene. Adonis, the beautiful young man loved by Venus, has been killed by a boar while hunting. The goddess bursts into the scene with a leap which is not just a dramatic device but reflects the original myth. Ovid, in Book 10 of the Metamorphoses relates that Venus was travelling in a chariot drawn by swans while returning to Cyprus, when she heard the moans of the dying Adonis and came hurtling down from the sky. Behind Adonis, we see a hunting dog, a shattered trunk and a landscape of somber colors. The body of the young man stands out against the red drapery, a likely allusion to the color of the anemone, the flower into which his blood will be turned. The event is reinterpreted in Christological terms, as had already been done in literary circles by Giovan Battista Marino in his poem Adonis (1623). Adonis is wounded in his ribs, not his groin as Ovid states, and Venus’ gesture, with her arms raised in desperation, has been related to the iconography of Mary Magdalene.

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