Thursday, 14 February 2013

Franz Stuck's Cupid

I thought I'd mark Saint Valentine's Day with Franz Stuck's sinister-looking Cupid At The Masquerade Ball (1888) pondering his next victim. This painting sums up the pangs and vagaries of romance far better than hearts, flowers, chocolates or soppy putti. I wonder what's holding up Cupid's quiver. It can't be his bottom, unless it is massive.


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