How we got from one of the most senior gods, and a winged young man, to a chubby infant armed with a bow and arrow, let alone an unknown former saint.
Piero della Francesca
Who or what exactly is Cupid? How did a mischievous and rather obese infant come to represent love?
Did Antonello da Messina learn to paint with oils in Flanders, and bring back a revolution to Italy?
The importance of perspective in Western painting is hotly debated, but there is no doubt that is has brought about very visible change.
Examines the use of metonymy, synecdoche, and symbols in representative painting prior to ‘Modern Art’ in the twentieth century.