morte di adone

The body of Adone is lying lifeless on the left. In the foreground are Venus, Cupid and some handmaidens of the goddess that talk each other pointing the goddess. There is even a Silenus, woodland deities of greek mythology, playing the flute. On background you can recognize the city of Venice. This is probably due to an explicit request by Agostino Chigi, the wealthy banker that commissioned the painting to Sebastiano del Piombo to decorate his villa in Rome.


Author: Sebastiano del Piomboi
Uffizi Room n°: Sala 28
Year: 1512 circa
Style: Rinascimento
Techics: Olio su tela
Size: 189 x 285 cm

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