Of Cabbages and Kings

September 23, 2008

Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time

Filed under: I saw this — Tags: , , , — Chinmayi @ 9:17 pm

I saw this painting by Bronzino today. It is only when I look at the print here and recall standing and gazing at the actual painting that I realise how vast a difference there is between copies and the real work. 

This painting tells a fascinating story. Read about it here and here.



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


    Best wishes,

    Alan Fisk

    Comment by Alan Fisk — September 25, 2008 @ 7:38 am

  2. That sounds fascinating. I’ll be sure to look it up, thanks.

    Comment by Maya — September 26, 2008 @ 11:10 pm

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