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Venus and Cupid with Two Satyrs in a Landscape

Simone Peterzano

Peterzano, who trained in Titian’s workshop and worked in Milan from 1582, was Caravaggio’s master. In this rare secular painting glowing with intense, saturated colour, we can see certain features that must have struck Peterzano’s young pupil – first and foremost, his accurate naturalistic portrayal of the deep landscape and of the individual blades of grass in the meadow, but also the sophisticated antiquarian culture revealed by the goddess’s pose echoing a celebrated Classical sculpture depicting the Sleeping Ariadne.

Download hi-res image TITLE Venus and Cupid with Two Satyrs in a Landscape
AUTHOR Simone Peterzano
DATE 1570 - 3
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 135.2 x 206.9
INVENTORY 7428
ROOM XV
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