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Bronzino,An Allegory with Venus and Cupid 1545,Note Cards

$18.00

    •    12-3.5x5 inch Note Cards with Envelopes
    •    Blank inside ready for your own special message
    •    Printed on heavyweight museum grade watercolor card stock
    •    packaged in a clear box perfect for gift giving

The erotic imagery appealed to the tastes of the French courts at the time. The attention to texture and wealth is also consistent with Bronzino's aristocratic patronage.  The figure of Venus can be likened to a precious object in a luxurious setting, desirable because of her unavailability. Crowded into the foreground of the painting are several figures whose identities have been the subject of extensive scholarly debate. The themes of the painting appear to be lust, deceit, and jealousy. Its meaning, however, remains elusive. Cupid, along with his mother (Venus) and the nude putto, to the right, are all posed in a typical Mannerist figura serpentinata form.

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