Jupiter, Mercury and the Virtue (1522-24). Oil on canvas, 111.3 × 150 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. By Dossi Dosso (Giovanni Luteri) (ca. 1490-1542), the outstanding painter of the Ferrarese School in the 16th century. Allegory of the genesis of the Worldshown as the “painting act”. The picture represents Jupiter painting (creating) butterflies, while Mercury refuses the Virtue. Those butterflies are timeless, hardly a shape. Whentime is “injected” into those butterflies, they become alive. Mercury stops the time until the butterflies are correctly formed, otherwise they would be destroyed. (See article by F. Baquero, pp. 81-91, issue June 2005).