MYTHOLOGY

ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings

DEATH OF ADONIS by André Durand (2005) (Adonis, male nude, boar, youth, groin, ferns, blood)

DEATH OF ADONIS

2005

Dimensions: 86x122

Oil on linen

mythology

Source

She warned him, and made her way through the air, drawn by harnessed swans, but his courage defied the warning. By chance, his dogs, following a well-marked trail, roused a wild boar from its lair, and as it prepared to rush from the trees, Cinyras’s grandson caught it a glancing blow. Immediately the fierce boar dislodged the blood-stained spear, with its crooked snout, and chased the youth, who was scared and running hard. It sank its tusk into his groin, and flung him, dying, on the yellow sand.

Book X:708-739 Orpheus sings: The death of Adonis

OVID:METAMORPHOSES
http://www.mythology.us/ovid_metamorphoses_book_10.htm

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