Amor vincit omnia

   In English, Love conquers all. This theme, based on Virgil's Eclogues, became common in the early years of the 17th century, though Parmigianino had already provided his version in 1535: the Cupid Carving His Bow in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In 1601-1602, Caravaggio created his Amor Vincit Omnia (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie) for his patron Vincenzo Giustiniani, a work that features a naughty adolescent Cupid who smiles unabashedly at the viewer. At his feet are musical and geometry instruments, as well as armors to denote that love conquers all, even reason. In c. 1603, Giovanni Baglione rendered his Divine Love (Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica) in response to Caravaggio's painting, for Giustiniani's brother, Benedetto. While Caravaggio's depicts earthly love, Baglione's presents its divine counterpart subduing Cupid and Satan.

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  • Amor Vincit Omnia — Amor Vincit Omnia, lat. für „Liebe besiegt alles“, war der Wahlspruch vieler Ritter und Minnesänger im 13. und 14. Jahrhundert. Die Phrase wird oft durch ein A im Wappen oder auf dem leinernen Überwurf symbolisiert. Caravaggio, Amor vincit omnia… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amor vincit omnĭa — (lat., »die Liebe überwindet alles«), alter Spruch, von den Alten allegorisch ausgedrückt durch den Liebesgott, der den Fuß auf einen gedemütigten Löwen setzt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amor vincit omnia — Amor vincit omnĭa (lat.), die Liebe überwindet alles …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • amor vincit omnia — [ä′môr΄ vin′chit ôm′nē ä΄; ä′môr΄vin′sitôm′nē ä΄, ä′môr΄viŋk′itôm′nē ä΄] 〚L〛 love conquers everything * * * …   Universalium

  • amor vincit omnia — [ä′môr΄ vin′chit ôm′nē ä΄; ä′môr΄vin′sitôm′nē ä΄, ä′môr΄viŋk′itôm′nē ä΄] [L] love conquers everything …   English World dictionary

  • Amor Vincit Omnia — L Amour victorieux (Caravage) Amor Vincit Omnia L Amour victorieux Le Caravage, 1602 huile sur toile 154 × 110 cm Gemäldegaleri …   Wikipédia en Français

  • amor vincit omnia —    (ah MOR VIN sit OM nee ah) [Latin] Love conquers all. Also written as omnia vincit amor …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • amor vincit omnia — foreign term Etymology: Latin love conquers all things …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Amor Vincit Omnia (Caravaggio) — Infobox Painting| title=Amor Vincit Omnia artist=Caravaggio year=1601 ndash;1602 type=Oil on canvas height=156 width=113 city=Berlin museum=Gemäldegalerie Amor Vincit Omnia (meaning Love Conquers All , known in English by a variety of names… …   Wikipedia

  • Amor vincit omnia = amicitia. — См. Дружба …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

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