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Putto

 

a representation of a young, sometimes winged, boy; a favorite decorative motif in Renaissance art and in the art of the 17th and 18th centuries. Putto, in which features of ancient erotic figures were combined with features of Christian angels, represented the introduction of a sensual worldly principle into art.

putto

putto
In Renaissance architecture and derivatives, a decorative sculpture or painting representing a chubby, usually naked infant.
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She still said nothing, so I felt obliged to go on: "The grapes being gathered by Putto and Silenus in Carraci's panels are, I admit, more attractive, but perhaps that is only in comparison with Putto and Silenus, who are, respectively, a plump, evil-looking, naked child and a fat old man, also naked.
Just above the lovely apparition floats an Oriental putto whose conventional bow and arrow have been replaced by a bloody knife and barber's bowl, emblems of Cosrou's mutilation and impotence.
One of the key questions US interrogators will putto Saddam will beover what control if any he had over the wave of resistance violence.
As Fritz Saxl noticed in his lifelong study of Titian, the artist borrowed, here as elsewhere, from figures on Roman sarcophagi, altars and friezes: the bearer and the server of the wine-tub, the dancing Maenad and the tipsy piddling putto.
When EMI introduced its compact discs in 1983, the company dropped Nipper from its records in favor of the Recording Angel because, due to those agreements signed early in the century, it only had world rights to the putto.
Then, go ahead, buy that big TV on the plastic wheels, and that gold putto.
Given what we know of Pontormo's interest in probing the limits of the relation between reality and ideality, Supervielle's text could not have a better emblem than Pontormo's drawing of this nude youth, which would later be transformed into a putto in the definitive version of the fresco.
The liveliness and wit of the rococo wood figure is illustrated by many of the exhibits: a chubby putto playfully trying on a cardinal's hat accompanying Gunther's figure of St Peter Damian for example (Fig.
With their childish follies, these putti have a broader history (see Charles Dempsey, Inventing the Renaissance Putto, 2001), and more readily provide an ironic foil to scenes of education, love, sacrifice, and death, not to mention the deluded fancies of the male hero.
From manufacturing to mergers and acquisitions and from engineering to property it was intriguing to see what type of stories hit the business pages and which ones tend to be putto one side for a rainy day.
In Rinaldo and Armida (a subject from Tasso's epic on the liberation of Jerusalem), a putto in the guise of Cupid tugs back the arm of the Saracen enchantress as she prepares to stab the sleeping Crusader Rinaldo with a dagger.
The section also includes an impressive pair of giltwood figural torcheres in the 17th-century Italian baroque style, each with a glass globe supported by a putto entwined in the tail of a dolphin (estimate pounds 1,200 to pounds 1,800).