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Venus and Adonis
18th Century
Giani Felice
Venus and Adonis
[Venere e Adone]
Oil on canvas
43 x 30 cm  [HxW]
Private Collection

Felice Giani was a prolific painter who, with a team of artists and craftsmen,decorated palaces and public buildings in Rome, Venice and France. He studied the art of Michelangelo and Raphael and often painted subjects from the history or mythology of Greece and Rome. Here Adonis, on the left, is being restrained by his lover was slain by a wild boar.

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