Putto

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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.