This is beautiful painting from the Baroque Era. It’s “Venus and Adonis 1614″ by Hendrick Goltzius. It’s location is in Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It connects to the Council of Trent because it’s a mannerism painting. Mannerism was a period of European art that  began the late years of the Italian High Renaissance and lasted until the Baroque style replaced it. Northern mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout a lot of Europe. The actual definition of Mannerism is still in debate now between the art historians. Mannerism is part of the Council of Trent. The Catholic Church was trying to reinvent Rome. Between 1545-1563, three sessions were created which is the Council of Trent. They had charged with a stragedy to counter the protestant reformation. They wanted to to ensure that people understood art easily. Mannerism paintings were more for the educated because it was very decorative and hard to understand. “Venus and Adonis” was a story of Venus, the goddess of love, and Adonis. Venus fell in love with the beautiful young huntsman, Adonis. The boy, in the background with the arrow, is a young Cupid. Cupid and Venus were trying to keep Adonis from going hunting. She had a bad feeling about him going hunting and indeed Adonis was killed by a wild boar hunting. I enjoyed this piece of art because it just seem as that the couple, Venus and Adonis, were in love. They would gaze in each other’s eyes. She loved him so much and didn’t want him to go hunting because she didn’t want anything to happen to him. To me, by Adonis holding the stick means that he would protect Venus no matter what. Also, I know that a lot of the art work was paintings of people nude, but this one, someway, hides the nudeness but it doesn’t take anything away from the meaning of the picture.
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