Venus & Adonis

?By William Shakespeare. Translated by Hafid Bouazza. Illustrated by Marlene Dumas

Venus & Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592–1593, with a plot based on passages from Ovid\s Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective to present contrasting views of the nature of love.

This new Dutch translation by Hafid Bouazza is illustrated by Marlene Dumas.


Publisher: Athenaeum

Artists: Marlene Dumas

Designer: Studio Frederik De Wal

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 7 x 9 3/4 in (17.8 x 24.8 cm)

Pages: 144

Reproductions: 33 b&w

ISBN: 9789025302504

Retail: $30 | £25

Status: Available

Marlene Dumas

Widely regarded as one of the most influential painters working today, Marlene Dumas has continuously explored the complex range of human emotions, often probing questions of gender, race, sexuality, and economic inequality. Through her focus on the human figure, Dumas merges socio-political themes with personal experience and art-historical antecedents to create a unique perspective on the most salient and controversial issues facing contemporary society. Her work consistently explores constructions of identity and the fluid distinctions between the public and the private.

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