Friday, 5 March 2010


The Mannerist painters of 16th century Italy are known for using complex visual allegories and rejecting the classical ideals of Renaissance art, including the usage of arbitrary colour choices. This transformation of Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time (Bronzino, 1540–50) retells the incestuous kiss section of the piece through the colour modal of traditional print specifications – reducing the emotive visual language to the measures of ink required for expression. 

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