Padua, around 1600
Model by Tiziano Aspetti (1559-1606). bronze casting
with remains of the original varnish patina.
Each on a natural pedestal in contrapost
standing nudes. At the feet of Venus, the
Grass sleeping cupid boy and nestled to her leg
a dolphin who sees the goddess as being from the
Foam born characterizes her upper body
she tends in the sense of the manneristic "figura
serpentinata" exaggeratedly to the right, while
her eyes are turned to the left. The god of war,
only with a helmet and one in front of his chest
knotted cloth, supports himself with his
Left on a sign with the head of Medusa,
with his right hand he reaches for the slung one
Aspetti became a bronze foundry family from
Padua born and learned in the family business
the Technique of casting. Later he studied sculpture.
at Girolamo Campagna, the most famous
Venetian sculptor of the outgoing
Height 42 cm.
Thieme/Becker, General encyclopedia of the visual arts
Artist, Vol. 2, pp. 190-193.
Krahn, Bronzetti veneziani: The Venetian
Renaissance small bronzes from the Bode Museum
Berlin, Cologne 2007, pp. 25-28 and 152-158.