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Allegory of Venus

circa 1546

Why is it canonical?

As artists and painters began to gravitate toward secular courts and even receive permanent appointments in them, they began to explore more challenging topics and used more sophisticated imagery to express them. This painting shows a complex allegory riddled with iconography and symbolism that the painter intended the viewer to interpret and consider.

Creators

Agnolo Bronzino

Locations

Florence Italy

Periods

Renaissance

Media

Painting Oil

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Allegory of Venus

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