Venus and Cupid preparing for his mission - Workshop Filippo Lauri (Rome 1623 -id. 1694)
Canvas on hardboard 45 cm by 30 cm;
Beautiful setting of 57 cm by 42 cm.
Venus, goddess of Love became jealous of the beautiful Psyche ordered her son Cupid to inspire Psyche unbounded love for the most contemptible of mortals.
Cupid flew to execute the wishes of his mother, but when he saw Psyche, he was so dazzled by her beauty that he hurt himself with one of his arrows and fell madly in love.
Our table shows Cupid's preparations while Venus struck him his orders and recommendations.
Filippo Lauri (Rome 1623 -id. 1694).
Son of the Antwerp painter Balthasar Lauwers, was in Rome with Paul Bril, he was trained by his father and his brother Francesco, then by his brother Angelo Caroselli. Especially marked in fact by way of PF Mola, he was "the master born small formats" (H.Voss), religious or mythological subjects (Apparition of a musician angel to St. Francis, Rome, GN, Gal. Corsini), finding a customer to senior Roman society (Colonna, Chigi, Pamphili, Pallavicini) and exporter, according to Pascoli, many of his works to France, England and Spain. True to a whole Flemish thoroughness, he animated his characters some differences of Claude Lorrain and decorated its landscapes several Roman palaces (gal Quirinale, 1656-1657;. Villa of the Duke of Parma, near the Porta di S. Pancrazio; ceiling Palazzo Borghese). He rarely executed large formats (Madonna and holy Rome, G. N., gal. Corsini). It was a picturesque figures of the XVII Rome. eager for worldly life, broken mind games and hardworking member of the Academy of Saint Luke (from 1654). He succeeded very well in the kind Arcadian especially when abandons all allegory to represent a scene of mythology in a landscape. Her dance with satyrs and nymphs around the statue of the god Pan is one of his most successful compositions in this area. Filippo Lauri is in this genre, one of the best painters of his time "D. Bodart, op. Cit.
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