Monday, April 30, 2007

Bronzino Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time

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Bronzino, Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time, c. 1545 Oil on panel, 5 ft 1 in x 4 ft 8 3/4 in (London, National Gallery of Art)

Around 1545, Agnolo Tori, called Bronzino (1503-72), painted a complex verbal allegory usually referred to as Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time. It displays the ambivalence of the Mannerist period in life and art. It also illustrates the Mannerist taste for obscure imagery with erotic overtones. Da Vinci's Code

Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time is an allegorical painting by the Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino.

Around 1545, Bronzino was commissioned to create a painting which has come to be known as Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time. It displays the ambivalence, eroticism and obscure imagery which is characteristic of the Mannerist period. Bronzino, who studied with Pontormo, painted in the highly etched and sculptural manner of Florentines.

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Alan Fisk said...

If you're interested, Bronzino's Allegory is the subject of my latest historical novel, Cupid and the Silent Goddess, which imagines how the painting might have been created in Florence in 1544-5.


MonnT said...

If you're interested, the foot at the lower left of this painting is also the foot used in the main titles of Monty Python's Flying Circus. See, culture does you some good after all. You're welcome.

sookietex said...

Hi MonnT, yes, we did know about the painting's Monty Python connection [Wikipedia link above, see Modern Usage section]. Thank you and you're welcome too :-)

laura noname said...

Bronzino corretto una volta / Bronzino corregido una vez

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