Bronzino's 'Allegory of Venus and Cupid': An exemplary image for contemporary sexual health promotion?

Authors: Porter, S. and Kelly, C.

Journal: International Journal of STD and AIDS

Volume: 20

Issue: 10

Pages: 726-731

DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009116

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Authors: Porter, S. and Kelly, C.

Journal: Int J STD AIDS

Volume: 20

Issue: 10

Pages: 726-731

ISSN: 0956-4624

DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009116

Recent sexual health promotion strategies have veered between a negative emphasis on the deleterious consequences of sexually transmitted infections, and a more positive, eroticized approach to safer sex. The differences in approach are starkly reflected in the images chosen to illustrate them. We note that there are problems with both approaches. The main purpose of this review is to demonstrate how this dichotomy was transcended by the sixteenth century Florentine Mannerist painter, Agnolo Bronzino, in his allegory on syphilis.

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Authors: Porter, S. and Kelly, C.

Journal: International Journal of STD and AIDS

Volume: 20

Issue: 10

Pages: 726-731

ISSN: 0956-4624

DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009116

Recent sexual health promotion strategies have veered between a negative emphasis on the deleterious consequences of sexually transmitted infections, and a more positive, eroticized approach to safer sex. The differences in approach are starkly reflected in the images chosen to illustrate them. We note that there are problems with both approaches. The main purpose of this review is to demonstrate how this dichotomy was transcended by the sixteenth century Florentine Mannerist painter, Agnolo Bronzino, in his allegory on syphilis.

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Authors: Porter, S. and Kelly, C.

Journal: International journal of STD & AIDS

Volume: 20

Issue: 10

Pages: 726-731

eISSN: 1758-1052

ISSN: 0956-4624

Recent sexual health promotion strategies have veered between a negative emphasis on the deleterious consequences of sexually transmitted infections, and a more positive, eroticized approach to safer sex. The differences in approach are starkly reflected in the images chosen to illustrate them. We note that there are problems with both approaches. The main purpose of this review is to demonstrate how this dichotomy was transcended by the sixteenth century Florentine Mannerist painter, Agnolo Bronzino, in his allegory on syphilis.

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