Tiziano Vecellio, Venus and Adonis (1554). Oil on canvas, 180 x 207 cm. Museo del Prado, Madrid.
With this, he breaketh from the sweet embrace,
Of those fair arms which bound him to her breast,
And homeward through the dark laund runs apace;
Leaves Love upon her back deeply distress’d.
Look, how a bright star shooteth from the sky,
So glides he in the night from Venus’ eye.
William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis (1593).
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