THE "PLEASURABLE DECEITS" OF BRONZINO'S SO-CALLED LONDON "ALLEGORY"

@article{Barolsky1991THED,
  title={THE "PLEASURABLE DECEITS" OF BRONZINO'S SO-CALLED LONDON "ALLEGORY"},
  author={Paul Barolsky and A. Ladis},
  journal={Source: Notes in the History of Art},
  year={1991},
  volume={10},
  pages={32 - 36}
}
Year in and year out, scholars of Italian Re naissance art write learned papers in which they attempt to unravel the meaning of Bronzino's so-called London Allegory, also known as Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time (Fig. 1). Poring over iconographical handbooks and emerging with bits of arcana that promise to make a notorious art-historical sphinx speak, these authors mainly dispute the identities of Bronzino's figures. Is the pretty little girl with a scaly body, leonine paws, and serpent's tail… Expand
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