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Exhibition Dates: November 18, 2008–February 16, 2009
This exhibition explores the various exceptional objects created to celebrate love and marriage in the Italian Renaissance. The approximately 150 objects, which date from about 1400 to the mid-16th century, range from exquisite examples of maiolica and jewelry given as gifts to the couple, to marriage portraits and paintings that extol sensual love and fecundity, such as the Metropolitan’s "Venus and Cupid" by the great Venetian artist Lorenzo Lotto. The exhibition also includes some of the rarest and most significant pieces of Renaissance glassware, cassone panels, birth trays, and drawings and prints of amorous subjects.
Above: Paris Bordon (Italian, Venetian, 1500–1571), "Venus, Mars, and Cupid Crowned by Victory" (detail), ca. 1550. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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Exhibition Dates: November 18, 2008–February 16, 2009
This exhibition explores the various exceptional objects created to celebrate love and marriage in the Italian Renaissance. The approximately 150 objects, which date from about 1400 to the mid-16th century, range from exquisite examples of maiolica and jewelry given as gifts to the couple, to marriage portraits and paintings that extol sensual love and fecundity, such as the Metropolitan’s "Venus and Cupid" by the great Venetian artist Lorenzo Lotto. The exhibition also includes some of the rarest and most significant pieces of Renaissance glassware, cassone panels, birth trays, and drawings and prints of amorous subjects.
Above: Paris Bordon (Italian, Venetian, 1500–1571), "Venus, Mars, and Cupid Crowned by Victory" (detail), ca. 1550. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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    Art and Love in Renaissance Italy

    Art and Love in Renaissance Italy

    Renaissance art, Italy, love, marriage

    • 27 min
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    The Imagery of Love and Marriage on Italian Renaissance Ceramics

    The Imagery of Love and Marriage on Italian Renaissance Ceramics

    Renaissance decorative art, Italy, love, marriage

    • 44 min
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    Sex in the Eternal City: Art and Love in Renaissance Rome

    Sex in the Eternal City: Art and Love in Renaissance Rome

    Renaissance art, Italy, love, erotica, marriage, decorative arts, drawings and prints

    • 51 min
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    Marriage in the Renaissance: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

    Marriage in the Renaissance: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

    Renaissance art, Italy, love, marriage

    • 42 min
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    The Language of Love in the Italian Renaissance

    The Language of Love in the Italian Renaissance

    Isabella Rossellini, Italian art, poetry renaissance, love

    • 7 min
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    Marriage, Love, and Lineage in Renaissance Venice

    Marriage, Love, and Lineage in Renaissance Venice

    art, love, renaissance, italy, venice, marriage, aristocracy

    • 54 min

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