Venus and the Lute Player
(Tiziano Vecellio, 1477- 1576)
Far in the background a blue mountain waits
The player is a young man richly dressed.
Nude as the sunlit air the lady rests.
She does not rise up at his voice's fall,
Out of that scene, far off, her hot eyes fall,
Titian, Venus and the Lute-Player (1560-65)
Oil on canvas, 65 inches x 82.5 inches. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
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