Cupid with the Wheel of Fortune  1520

by Titian

Cupid labors against a rolling wheel, apparently trying to stop its momentum. The space around him is energized by a wind that blows his drapery. The scene is made somber by the dark, cloudy background and the skull hanging from a tree trunk. [br] This painting is unique among works by Titian. The only other context in which he used monochrome was to imitate marble sculpt...
66 x 55.3 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington