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Cupid and the Silent Goddess [Paperback]

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The painting Allegory with Venus and Cupid has long fascinated visitors to London's National Gallery, as well as the millions more who have seen it reproduced in books. It is one of the most beautiful paintings of the nude ever made.

In 1544, Duke Cosimo de' Medici of Florence commissioned the artist Bronzino to create the painting to be sent as a diplomatic gift to King Franois I of France.

As well as the academic mystery of what the strange figures in the painting represent, there is a human mystery: who were the models in the Florence of 1544 who posed for the gods and strange creatures?

Alan Fisk's Cupid and the Silent Goddess imagines how the creation of this painting might have touched the lives of everyone who was involved with it: Bronzino's apprentice Giuseppe, the mute and mysterious Angelina who is forced to model for Venus, the brutal sculptor Baccio Bandinelli and his son, and the good-hearted nun Sister Benedicta and her friend the old English priest Father Fleccia, both secret practitioners of alchemy.

As the painting takes shape, it causes episodes of fear and cruelty, but the ending lies perhaps in the gift of Venus.

'A witty and entertaining romp set in the seedy world of Italian Renaissance artists.' Award-winning historical novelist Elizabeth Chadwick (The Falcons of Montabard, The Winter Mantle).

'Alan Fisk, in his book Cupid and the Silent Goddess, captures the atmosphere of sixteenth-century Florence and the world of the artists excellently. This is a fascinating imaginative reconstruction of the events during the painting of Allegory with Venus and Cupid.' Marina Oliver, author of many historical novels and of Writing Historical Fiction.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.53"
Weight:   0.62 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Twenty First Century Publishers
ISBN  1904433081  
ISBN13  9781904433088  

Availability  79 units.
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Alan Fisk was born in 1950.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical

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Cupid and the Silent Goddess  Jan 23, 2007
A wonderfully creative look into Bronzino and how he created his most famous painting. Historically accurate and very easy to read.
Every Picture Tells a Story  Dec 19, 2005
The adage goes: Every picture tells a story. Bronzino's "Allegory with Venus and Cupid" tells its story within the pages of Fisk's clever, witty look at sixteenth century Florence. The painting, the artists, the models, the ruling class, and the city itself come to life, displaying a wide and varied blend of attributes; some poingnent, some humorous, some disturbing and dark. You'll enjoy this imaginative glimpse into the events surrounding the birth of a painting.

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