Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Venus with Amor the honey thief’, after 1537, Kröller-Müller Museum
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Venus with Amor the honey thief, after 1537

Oil on panel (linden)
68 1/2 × 26 1/5 in
174 × 66.5 cm
Permanent collection
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Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo
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Infectious theme
This monumental painting of the goddess Venus and her son Amor has an infectious …

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Infectious theme
This monumental painting of the goddess Venus and her son Amor has an infectious theme. The young Amor has stolen some honey. He still holds the honeycomb in his hand and angry bees swarm around his head. His mother Venus is teaching him a lesson here: the burning arrows of desire with which he so …

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Lucas Cranach the Elder
German, 1472–1553
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A prolific German Renaissance painter, and engraver, Lucas Cranach may have invented the …

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A prolific German Renaissance painter, and engraver, Lucas Cranach may have invented the full-length portrait. Cranach served as painter to the court of Frederick the Wise of Saxony in Wittenberg, where he specialized in portraits with bold compositions and strong colors. He was also responsible for decorative schemes …

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Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Venus with Amor the honey thief’, after 1537, Kröller-Müller Museum
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Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Venus with Amor the honey thief’, after 1537, Kröller-Müller Museum
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About the work
Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo
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Infectious theme
This monumental painting of the goddess Venus and her son Amor has an infectious …

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Infectious theme
This monumental painting of the goddess Venus and her son Amor has an infectious theme. The young Amor has stolen some honey. He still holds the honeycomb in his hand and angry bees swarm around his head. His mother Venus is teaching him a lesson here: the burning arrows of desire with which he so …

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Lucas Cranach the Elder
German, 1472–1553
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A prolific German Renaissance painter, and engraver, Lucas Cranach may have invented the …

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A prolific German Renaissance painter, and engraver, Lucas Cranach may have invented the full-length portrait. Cranach served as painter to the court of Frederick the Wise of Saxony in Wittenberg, where he specialized in portraits with bold compositions and strong colors. He was also responsible for decorative schemes …

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Venus with Amor the honey thief, after 1537

Oil on panel (linden)
68 1/2 × 26 1/5 in
174 × 66.5 cm
Permanent collection