Allegory of Winged Fortune
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Allegory of Winged Fortune is a painting by Italian artist Andrea Previtali. The painting was formerly known as Summa Virtus and attributed to Giovanni Bellini. It is in the collection of the Accademia of Venice.
- "The Summa Virtus is an ugly representation of all the virtues; a waddling deformity with eyes bound holds the scales of justice; the pitcher in its hand means prudence, and the gold upon its feet symbolises charity. The landscape, both of this and of the "Fortune," resembles that which he was painting in his larger works at the end of the century" --The Venetian School of Painting, Evelyn March Phillipps
- Cardinal virtues
- Theological virtues
- Allegory of Human Life (Hans Baldung)
- Renaissance nude
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