"Essa palavra vem do Latim PUTTA, 'menina, rapariga'. PUTTUS era a sua contrapartida masculina. Mais remotamente, esta palavra vem do Sânscrito PUTRA, 'filho'.
Pelo menos no Inglês se usa a palavra PUTTI para designar imagens de crianças na arte da Renascença."
|Feast of Venus|
Peter Paul Rubens
Putti; Cherubs; Cupid: What's the Difference?:
How does one know the difference?
Putti - meaning "children" in old Italian. Compositions with emphasis on profane, cultish ceremonies of abandoned revelry often pairing putti with females in different stages of dress or nudity. May also be with just one female, either nude or dressed. The facial expressions of putti generally lack the innocence of cherubs and cupids. Rule of thumb: If there is a female in the painting, it's generally secular and considered putti -not an innocent cherub.