(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Venus and Adonis

c. 1562
Oil on canvas, 123 x 174 cm
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Augsburg

The subject of this painting and the scheme of composition are clearly derived from the mythological and erotic paintings that Titian referred to as his poesie ("poems"). However, the warm and cheerful palette is entirely Veronese's.