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An Allegory of Venus and Cupid

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  1. blaster Well-Known Member

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    One of my earliest forays into doing boxed dioramas was to translate a classical painting “An Allegory of Venus and Cupid” by Angelo Bronzino for King Francis I. The painting features the King’s mistress as Venus surrounded by Cupid, Rage, Father Time and Muses, pigeon and masks.

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    This piece was first made around early 2000. Many of the figures were simple conversions of Preiser nudes and sculpting.The egg was a Xmas decoration made of two plastic halves, One half had an opening to which I added a simple brass hinge for opening and closing it. A dcorative stand was also added for the piece to resemble a Faberge egg decoration. You can see the original post here:https://miniature-figurine.blogspot.com/search?q=allegory
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    In 2019, I repainted the egg with gold paint and created a crackled effect.
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