Venus (or a Nymph) Spied On by Satyrs  

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Venus (or a Nymph) Spied On by Satyrs[1] (c. 1627) is a painting by Nicolas Poussin. Depicted is a satyr lifting a cloth off a reclining nude, exposing her breasts but partly covering her genitalia in a recumbent Venus pudica pose. The painting is located at the Kunsthaus Zürich.

Thematically the work harks back to Correggio's Venus and Cupid with a Satyr (c. 1528) in a complex dynamic of voyeurs (we, the audience) watching voyeurs (the satyrs).

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