Painters Paintings Piero di Cosimo (1462–1521): Venus, Mars and Cupid, circa 1505, oil on panel, 72…
Painters Work Piero di Cosimo (1462–1521): Venus, Mars and Cupid, circa 1505, oil on panel, 72 × 182 cm (28.3 × 71.7 in), Gemäldegalerie, Staatlichen Museen, Berlin . .
Italian Renaissance painter, Piero di Cosimo ‘s creative persona is his capacity to infuse his topics with wit and fantasy.
The subject material of the panel we’ve got right here is sensual in nature, with Cupid nestling beside Venus’ breast close to a long-eared rabbit, a logo of sexual extra. The black and white birds down beneath appear to represent the lovers, Venus and an exhausted Mars asleep on the bottom.
This panel might have been painted as a part of a set of marital furnishings, similar to a bedstead, hope chest, or frieze.
Georgio Vasari (1511 – 1576) declares he enjoys proudly owning Piero’s ‘Venus, Mars and Cupid’ as a result of that grasp’s ‘capricci’ have all the time delighted him. Calling the portray a “caprice” clearly marks it as an amusing and ingenious work.