Lorenzo Lotto, 1520 - Venus and Cupid - fine art print
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Original artwork description from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (© - by The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Lotto, whose unusual genius makes him one of the most fascinating of all Venetian painters, depicts Venus and her son Cupid in a bower, a subject inspired by ancient marriage poems. He probably painted it to celebrate the wedding of a cultivated couple in Venice or Bergamo, and Venus’s features may be taken from the bride’s. The beautifully observed details relate to the goddess and marriage. The ivy is symbolic of fidelity, the bride wore a myrtle wreath, and Cupid peeing is a lighthearted augury of fertility.
"Venus and Cupid" is a painting by Lorenzo Lotto. The over 500 year-old original creation had the following size 36 3/8 x 43 7/8 in (92,4 x 111,4 cm) and was painted with the medium oil on canvas. Today, the work of art is in the the digital art collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is located in New York City, New York, United States of America. With courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Marietta Tree, 1986 (public domain license). Creditline of the artwork: Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Marietta Tree, 1986. Further, the alignment is in landscape format and has a ratio of 1.2 : 1, which implies that the length is 20% longer than the width. The painter Lorenzo Lotto was an artist from Italy, whose artistic style can mainly be attributed to High Renaissance. The High Renaissance painter was born in 1475 in Venice, Venezia province, Veneto, Italy and died at the age of 81 in the year 1556.
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General background information about the artist
|Other artist names:||Lorenzo Lotti, Laurentius Lottus, Lotto Lorenzo, L. Lotti, lorenzo loto, Lotto Laurentio, Lorenzo Lot Diszipulo de Corezo, Laurent Lotto, Laurenso Lotto, Lorenzo Lotto da Bergamo, Lazzaro Lotti, Loti, Laurentius Lotus, Lotto Lorenzo, L. Lotto, Lorenzo Lotto, Lorenzo Lot, Lotto|
|Nationality of artist:||Italian|
|Jobs of the artist:||painter|
|Classification of the artist:||old master|
|Art styles:||High Renaissance|
|Age at death:||81 years|
|Born in the year:||1475|
|Birthplace:||Venice, Venezia province, Veneto, Italy|
|Deceased in (place):||Loreto, Ancona province, Marches, Italy|
Details about the artwork
|Painting title:||"Venus and Cupid"|
|Classification of the artwork:||painting|
|Temporal classification:||16th century|
|Year of creation:||1520|
|Approximate age of artwork:||500 years|
|Painted on:||oil on canvas|
|Artwork original dimensions:||36 3/8 x 43 7/8 in (92,4 x 111,4 cm)|
|Museum / collection:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Museum location:||New York City, New York, United States of America|
|Web URL:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Courtesy of:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Marietta Tree, 1986|
|Artwork creditline:||Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Marietta Tree, 1986|
|Product type:||wall art|
|Manufaturing technique:||digital printing (UV direct print)|
|Origin of the product:||German production|
|Stock type:||on demand|
|Intended product use:||art collection (reproductions), wall decoration|
|Aspect ratio:||(length : width) 1.2 : 1|
|Aspect ratio interpretation:||the length is 20% longer than the width|
|Fabric variants:||canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)|
|Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants:||60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"|
|Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants:||60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"|
|Poster print (canvas paper):||60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"|
|Aluminium dibond print:||60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"|
|Framing of the art reproduction:||please bear in mind that this reproduction does not have a frame|
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