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Valentine's Day: Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Kitsch

February 09, 2021 Bianca and Gianna Martucci-Fink Episode 37
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Valentine's Day: Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Kitsch
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Valentine's Day: Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Kitsch
Feb 09, 2021 Episode 37
Bianca and Gianna Martucci-Fink

This episode is all about Valentine’s Day! We discuss the history and the icons behind this holiday through both Pagan and Christian images, all while learning about how v-day’s signature  kitschy ascetics came to be!

Check out all of our resources here! 

Show Notes Transcript

This episode is all about Valentine’s Day! We discuss the history and the icons behind this holiday through both Pagan and Christian images, all while learning about how v-day’s signature  kitschy ascetics came to be!

Check out all of our resources here! 

SAVE YOUR TEARS VIDEO MEANING EXPLORED: THE WEEKND’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO EXPLAINED
WSJ:
A Brief History of Super Bowl Commercials
History of Valentine’s Day
The Parliament of Fowls
A closer look at Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss
The Art Story:
Rococo Art 
Time:
The Truth About the Connection Between Valentine's Day and the Ancient Roman Festival of Lupercalia
Time:
Cherubic Cupid Is Everywhere on Valentine’s Day. Here’s Why That Famous Embodiment of Desire Is a Child

Image Reference:
Antonio CANOVA, Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, (1757 – 1822), Marble - H. 1.55 m; L. 1.68 m; D. 1.01, Paris, Musée du Louvre
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Lovebirds in the 14th-century Codex Manesse (Cod. Pal. germ. 848, f. 249v).
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Agnolo di Cosimo Bronzino, An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, c. 1545, oil on panel, 146.1 x 116.2 cm, National Gallery, London

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing, 2′ 8″ x 2′ 1″, Oil on Canvas, 1767, The Wallace Collection
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Noël-Nicolas Coypel, The Rape of Europa, 1722, oil on canvas, 90.17 × 102.24 cm, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Photo: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)
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Hershey Factory, Pennsylvania 2021
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SNL Valentines Day Skit