Actaeon: “These violent delights have violent ends.” And they are served at the dining table.

Diana and Actaeon as painted by Titian.   And a quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  The hunter after filling the forest with blood looks upon the chaste goddess of the hunt, and in so doing seals his fate to become the stag his own dogs kill and eat.  Consider the film below that The National Gallery with the Royal Ballet produced for an exhibit of Titian’s work.  To look at beauty, to be presumptuous and vain of that viewing at the the dining table, violating rules of decorum and ethics.  And the one who hunts becomes the one hunted down and then eaten at the dining table.  To eat what has been rude.  How Hannibal.  An evocative, gorgeous film from The National Gallery, London.  Bon Appétit!