Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Education Through Severity

In my decluttering campaign I threw out a pile of art and antique fair catalogues but I had to scan and save this image before it went in the trash. This is a 1712 allegorical group of putti by Dresden sculptor Paul Heermann (1673-1732) titled Education Through Severity: Corporal Punishment, offered by Galerie Neuse in Bremen Germany. It is one of a series of four Virtues and Vices including Subduing of Untamed Nature, Love of Neighbour, and Crowning of the Hero of Virtue. The last is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.