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n. pl. put·ti (-tē)
A representation of a small child, often naked and having wings, used especially in the art of the European Renaissance.

[Italian, boy, from Vulgar Latin *puttus, from Latin putus; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ti (-tɪ)
(Art Terms) a representation of a small boy, a cherub or cupid, esp in baroque painting or sculpture. See also amoretto
[from Italian, from Latin putus boy]


(ˈpu toʊ)

n., pl. -ti (-tē).
a representation of a cherubic infant, often shown winged.
[1635–45; < Italian: literally, boy < Latin putus]


(or amorino) A figure of a small child or cherub.
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It is not that I am without the wish; but you know how impossible my father would deem it that James should putto for such a purpose.
1550), in black chalk on blue paper, by the 16th-century Lombard painter Bernardino Lanino; first-time exhibitors Galerie Tarantino show a delicate Sleeping Putto (1715-20) by the great Emilian draughtsman Donato Creti, depicting a boy who, having nodded off at his studies, has slumped into what feels more like a grown-up pose.
Putto, Italian for cherub, is often associated with wood or plaster forms that lent lightheartedness to Renaissance and Baroque art.
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So I continued: "Indeed, there are only three paintings, as far as I know, with 'grapes' in the title: two of them are from Annibale Carraci's Panels For A Musical Instrument and are called Putto Gathering Grapes and Silenus Gathering Grapes, and the third is by an unknown Spanish artist, probably of the 19th century, and is called A Man And A Child Eating Grapes, though I must say the grapes look more like olives to me and are definitely far from beautiful.
The putto bought for me by my father outside Stoke on Trent is a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually nude and sometimes winged.
It represents the third book Dempsey has offered on the general subject of the relationship between vernacular culture and art in Renaissance Italy, completing the cycle begun by The Portrayal of Love: Botticelli's 'Primavera' and Humanist Culture at the Time of Lorenzo the Magnificent (1992) and Inventing the Renaissance Putto (2001).
In the lower left corner, a winged putto, messenger of love and artistic pursuits, weeps at the spectacle.
At PASA Park, my R-17ST groups were consistently prairie dog head-shot reliable putto 200 meters-way better than any.
The workshop will provide practical guidance from successful practitioners that tax practitioners can putto work immediately.
Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security' has a focus on the securityaspects of the two operating systems, with authors Yanek Korff, Paco Hope and Bruce Potter going into detail about the security tools offered by BSD systems that can be putto use by administrators.
Donations are still being putto good use and CFGB is providing victims--particularly in India--with much-needed grain, rice and lentils.