"Adonis" by Antonio Corradini in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hephaestus, the jealous husband of Aphrodite, killed Adonis while the youth was hunting in the Lebanon Mountains.…Continue
Adonis has not received any gifts yet
Most of the classical artwork that portrays Venus or Aphrodite conforms to a single mood. The pieces are moderately erotic but at the same time pretty and charming. The goddess seems detached from her surroundings as though the artist surprised her in a dream. Is it the stereotypical daydream of candlelight, wine, and roses?
Occasionally a painting or statue of Aphrodite is decidedly different. A funeral cloak or sad face reminds us that she is the goddess who mourns, a…Continue