MEIT, Conrad
(b. ca. 1480, Worms, d. 1550, Antwerpen)

Mars and Venus

Bronze, heeight 34 cm
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

In his Mars and Venus, Meit positioned Mars so that he touches Venus's buttocks and her hand brushes against his thigh. The sculptor accentuated the sense of the figures' reaching toward one another by depicting each with an upraised foot. The active gestures and contrapposto animate the couple and increase the erotic charge.

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