Painting Angelo Bronzino “Allegory of Happiness”. The size of the picture is 40 x 30 cm, wood, oil. The allegorical language of art reveals the artist’s versatility of such a concept as happiness.
Seated on the throne, a young woman symbolizing happiness in the center of the picture in one hand holds a cornucopia, in the other – a caduceus, which is a sign of Hermes, a symbol of good luck in trade, bringing wealth and prosperity. Glory is also in the broadest sense a synonym for happiness or its integral component; at the top of the picture one angel holds the laurel crown of the winner
Calmly and benevolently looks at all this Fortune, holding its wheel – not without its participation. The two-faced figure on the left reminds of the volatility of fate, and to the right the warrior woman holds a sword ready, in order to protect and protect the conquered happiness.
At the feet of the allegorical figure crawling in impotent rage incarnate evil evil creatures, lies the stricken enemy; kneeling person, symbolizes one of the main components of happiness – sovereignty, universal recognition and worship.