Putti

Putto comes from the Latin word putus, meaning ‘lad’ or ‘boy’. Putti are nude, sometimes winged figures of infants (usually little boys), who feature in painting and sculpture. The Greek god of love, Eros, is often depicted as such a chubby winged child. Putti were especially popular in the Renaissance and served to enliven a composition. When depicted with bow and arrow, putti represent earthly love.

Collections

RijksStudio

Shailoh Phillips added this work to Rond

September 16 2015 - 122 works 73 0

Youri Koers added this work to amsterdam icon

May 13 2015 - 11 works 15 0

lisa added this work to bedrukking

May 13 2015 - 31 works 20 0