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The Death of Hyacinthus

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Description: Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso
Earlier in the sixteenth century, Sebastiano del Piombo, the Venetian artist working in Rome, painted a particularly novel picture of Venus mourning the death of Adonis (fig. 83). Sebastiano’s painting stands apart from the various pictures of Venus and Adonis that I have considered here thus far...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.181-228

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