Vik Muniz

Vulcan Forges Cupid’s Arrows, After Alessandro Tiarini, 2004

Framed chromogenic print mounted on aluminum
231 × 180 cm

The work by Vik Muniz ‘Vulcan Forges Cupid’s Arrows’ is a reinterpretation of the painting by Alessandro Tiarini, an Italian Baroque painter of the 17th century.

In his painting Tiarini captures the essence of the myth of Vulcan, the Roman god, who in his forge, surrounded by other gods and servants, works to create arrows that Cupid uses to draw people into love.

The image of Cupid is an iconic symbol that continues to have an extensive influence on modern culture. It celebrates the idea that love can be both a blessing and a curse, and the profound impact it can have on a human life.

‘Vulcan Forges Cupid’s Arrows’ by Alessandro Tiarini is featured in the Fondazione Pietro Manodori in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

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