Friday, September 22, 2006

Contortion


An Allegory of Venus and Cupid, c.1550 by Agnolo Bronzino, National Gallery, London.

Bronzino's style is known as Mannerism, a style of exaggeration and poses. The meaning of the allegory is uncertain but figures such as Time (the old man), Cupid with his wings and Venus holding the golden apple she received from Paris, are easily recognizable.

1 comment:

Mariana said...

The foot on the left became the famous Monty Python foot. http://photos.lacoccinelle.net/16/30/91630.jpg

Locations of Site Visitors
Site Meter