Springtime (Pierre Auguste Cot)

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Springtime
Spring
PIERRE-AUGUSTE COT - Primavera (Museo Metropolitano de Nueva York, 1873. Óleo sobre lienzo, 213.4 x 127 cm).jpg
ArtistPierre Auguste Cot
Year1873
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions213.4 cm × 127 cm (84.0 in × 50 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Springtime is a mid-19th century painting by French artist Pierre Auguste Cot. Done in oil on canvas, the painting is currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Description[edit]

Springtime was painted by Cot in 1873. The painting was first exhibited at the 1873 Paris salon, where it was well received; the work would go on to become Cot's most successful work of art, and was often copied in other mediums.[1] In terms of the painting itself, Cot's work depicts a young couple locked in an embrace on a swing amid a forest or garden. The two are wearing classical garb, and are seemingly enthralled by each-other, described by one source as "drunken with first love".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "www.metmuseum.org". Retrieved 2018-08-15.