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Relief painting of Venus and Adonis after Bartholomaeus Spranger.
Relief painting of Venus and Adonis after Bartholomaeus Spranger.

Relief painting of Venus and Adonis after Bartholomaeus Spranger.

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The original painting "Venus and Adonis" by Bartholomaeus Spranger is one of the artist's finest works in terms of composition and execution.

The original painting "Venus and Adonis" by Spranger is a captivating work of art that depicts the passionate encounter between Venus, the goddess of love, and Adonis, a young and attractive hunter. The painting portrays a moment of great emotional intensity, with Venus trying to hold back Adonis as he prepares to go hunting.

The vibrant colors and intricate details bring the characters to life and create a sensual atmosphere. The artwork showcases the physical beauty of the two protagonists as well as the passionate love that unites them. It is a painting that evokes admiration and invites reflection on the themes of love, seduction, and the fleetingness of life.

Bartholomaeus Spranger was a Flemish painter and draughtsman, active in the 16th century. Born in 1546 in Antwerp, Belgium, he is considered one of the major representatives of late Mannerism.

Spranger primarily worked in Italy, where he was influenced by the works of Michelangelo and Raphael. His style is characterized by complex compositions, graceful poses, and meticulous details. He was known for his mythological, religious, and allegorical subjects, as well as his remarkable technical mastery.

Spranger's work had a significant influence on artists of his time, and his distinctive style continues to be appreciated and studied to this day.

Characteristics of the relief painting:

  • Height: 110 cm.
  • Width: 67 cm.
  • Depth: 5 cm.
  • Materials: Cast alabaster, gilded frame, polychrome oil paint, antique patina.

Handmade reproduction, entirely made and hand-patinated.

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The painting "Venus and Adonis" by Bartholomaeus Spranger is a captivating work of art of beauty.

An exquisite painting depicting the amorous encounter between Venus, the goddess of love, and Adonis, a young hunter of captivating beauty.

The painting features a balanced and dynamic composition, with Venus and Adonis occupying the foreground. Venus, enveloped in a diaphanous veil, is close to Adonis, who is dressed more simply, reminiscent of his hunter status. Their gazes meet, expressing an intense connection of love.

Details and colors.

When observing Bartholomaeus Spranger's painting "Venus and Adonis," our eyes are immediately drawn to the captivating beauty of the characters. Venus, the goddess of love, is depicted with stunning grace and sensuality. Her elegant posture and delicate features capture our attention and immerse us in the world of mythology.

The meticulous details and vibrant colors used by Bartholomaeus Spranger give the painting a great visual richness. The folds of the garments, the textures of the skins, and the expressions on the faces are represented with precision, adding a realistic dimension to the characters. Warm and luminous colors, such as golden tones and deep reds, create a passionate and sensual atmosphere.

The passionate intensity of their gazes.

A powerful emotion emanates from the exchanged gazes between Venus and Adonis. Their eyes meet with passionate intensity, reflecting the burning love that unites them. One can almost feel the electric tension emanating from this scene, this frozen moment in time when the two lovers find themselves in deep communion.

An announced tragedy.

Despite the beauty and passion that permeate the painting, there is also a touch of sadness. We know that Adonis's fate is tragic, condemned to a premature death. This foreknowledge adds a melancholic dimension to the work, reminding us of the ephemeral and fragile nature of life.


The painting is imbued with symbolism, representing themes such as love, beauty, passion, and the transience of life. Venus, as the goddess of love, embodies seduction and sensuality, while Adonis represents youth, beauty, and mortality. The scene captures a fleeting moment of happiness and intense love before Adonis's tragic fate, as he is killed by a boar during a hunt.

Artistic influence.

Bartholomaeus Spranger's painting "Venus and Adonis" reflects the influence of Mannerism, an artistic movement characterized by elegant poses, elongated proportions, and complex compositions. Spranger uses these elements to create a theatrical and emotional atmosphere that evokes a profound resonance in the viewer.

Artistic fidelity.

Our relief painting of "Venus and Adonis" by Bartholomaeus Spranger is a reproduction of exceptional quality. Every detail and nuance is meticulously recreated, preserving the aesthetics and harmony of the original work.

Thanks to the use of high-quality materials and the technique of polychrome oil painting, each relief faithfully captures the color tones, textures, and details of the original painting.

Authentic texture and relief.

The relief reproduction technique allows for the faithful recreation of the texture and relief present in the original painting. Using alabaster powder and resin, our craftsmen can reproduce the brushstrokes, impastos, and textured details that characterize the work. This adds a tactile dimension to the artistic experience.

Use of high-quality materials.

Our relief reproduction is made with high-quality materials such as alabaster powder and high-density resin. These materials allow for the faithful reproduction of the colors, textures, and gradients of the original painting.

Resistance and durability.

The combination of high-density resin and high-quality alabaster powder gives our reproductions great resistance and durability. These materials are designed to withstand the effects of time, such as discoloration, cracks, and moisture-related damage.

In this way, you can enjoy each of our reproductions for many years without significant alterations.

An immersive visual experience.

The relief technique provides a third dimension to the painting, creating a sense of depth and realism. The contours of the characters, landscapes, and decorative elements stand out impressively, offering an immersive and captivating visual experience.

A tactile and tangible work of art.

The relief reproduction of the painting "Venus and Adonis" offers a tactile and tangible artistic experience. The reliefs add a physical dimension to the work, allowing it to be appreciated in a new and unique way.

A complex emotional journey.

When contemplating this painting, we are invited to explore a wide range of emotions. Love, passion, sadness, and admiration intertwine to create a rich visual and emotional experience. Each person can feel these emotions in a unique and personal way, turning this work of art into a true emotional journey.

An invitation to reflection and introspection.

Our relief reproduction of the painting "Venus and Adonis" not only evokes emotions but also prompts us to reflect. It invites us to question the nature of love, the fragility of life, and our own relationship with our deepest emotions. It is an invitation to introspection, to delve into the depths of ourselves to explore our own emotional experience.

An ideal piece for decoration and collection.

Whether for display in a museum, to decorate an interior space, or to add to an art collection, this relief reproduction is an ideal piece. It allows for the full enjoyment of the beauty and exquisite details of the original work.

Celebrate Bartholomaeus Spranger's timeless masterpiece.

Our relief reproduction of Bartholomaeus Spranger's painting "Venus and Adonis" is a unique way to celebrate and share this timeless masterpiece. It allows for the appreciation of his art in a new way and creates a personal connection with the artist and his work.

It is a work of art that invites contemplation and reflection on eternal themes such as love, beauty, and mortality. Its technical mastery, refined artistic expression, and evocative power make it a remarkable piece that captivates the gaze and moves the soul.

Whether to enrich an art collection or to add elegance and emotion to an interior space, this painting is a true centerpiece that will continue to fascinate art lovers for many generations.

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