BALESTRA, Antonio
(b. 1666, Verona, d. 1740, Verona)

The Triumph of Love (detail)

1738
Fresco
Villa Pompei Carlotti, Illasi

Cupid's ardent chariot burst through the clouds, drawn by majestic, impetuous steeds, headed toward Venus's beloved island of Cythera, where Cupid, the small but powerful god, will celebrate his triumph over man, who is vanquished by pleasure. On the gilded vehicle, Cupid is about to shoot his dart toward the throng he has subjugated.




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