This detail of Botticelli's Primavera represents Cupid, the Roman god of love. Cupid is here portrayed as a winged baby. He is blindfolded and shown in the act of shooting one of his notoriously powerful arrows into the group of Graces who stand, unsuspecting, below him.
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History of Italian Renaissance Art
In this impressive book, Professor Frederick Hartt examines the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Italian Renaissance. First, the roots of the Renaissance are explored, then the Quattrocento and Cinquecento are revealed in this masterful work.