(b. 1548, Venezia, d. 1628, Venezia)
Amusements of the Prodigal Son1595-1600
Oil on canvas, 83 x 118 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
Veils, sweetmeats, wine, caresses, fruit, and stolen kisses constitute the ingenuous youth's modest debaucheries at the table and the couch. In fact, thus was a very daring work in very strictly regulated times.