Monday, 21 May 2007

Cranach's Silly Hat

Lucas Cranach the Elder - Cupid complaining to Venus (c.1525)In case you don't know the silly hat I referred to in my previous post, here it is: Lucas Cranach the Elder's Cupid complaining to Venus (c.1525). The lad is being stung by bees from a honeycomb he's holding and is moaning to Venus about it. "Hard cheese, Cupid" she ripostes. "You wanted it, you've got it, bees and all. How d'you like my new titfer? I bought it for Ascot. Stop snivelling and say it suits me." Typical goddess.


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