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Perrier, François
Le Centaure et l’Amour du Jardin Borghese, vue par derriere Le Centaure et l’Amour du Jardin Borghese, vue par derriere
1663 1663

Francois Perrier’s etching is modeled after a marble sculpture excavated from the Borghese gardens in the seventeenth century. The personification of love, Eros, sits on the back of a centaur and torments him, a metaphor for the soul tormented by the pain of love. Perrier’s approach to the sculpture does not
emphasize the emotional interactions of the figures, but focuses on the sensuous depiction of the soft body of the putti, and the dynamic, muscular forms of the centaur.

 
Perrier, François
Pontarlier, France 1594–Paris, France 1649 Pontarlier, France 1594–Paris, France 1649
Le Centaure et l’Amour du Jardin Borghese, vue par derriere Le Centaure et l’Amour du Jardin Borghese, vue par derriere
1663 1663
Etching on paper Etching on paper
height / width: 22.40 x 14.20 cm; 8.82 x 5.59 in.
Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen's University Art Foundation, 1944 Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen's University Art Foundation, 1944
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