To Conquer You Must Wage War - Timothy A. Muriel

This gallery shows different looks to the Greek god of war, Ares, which the Romans called Mars. You will see many different paintings, sculptures and other medium forms representing the god of war. It will also entail some paintings showing Venus the god of love and their son Cupid the god of desire and attraction.

Here we have a fairly old sculpture of Mars (Ares) the god of war preparing to unsheathe his sword. He doesn’t seem the least bit of worried or under pressure, so maybe he is preparing to threaten someone or something. The amount of detail in the texture of the sculpture is unbelievable and the same goes for the movement, the movement is settle but says so much.
This vase is an example of very early mythology art. It takes a different approach to telling a story. Showing two demigods in battle, one being Heracles the son of Zeus the god of all gods and thunder, the other is Kyknos the son Ares the god of war. The vase itself only uses the colors black and orange. What really makes this type of art unique is the style of the shapes they used to express the story.
This piece of work isn't much visually since it is worn out and broken due to time. We can still make out a fully geared god, which is to resemble Mars. It seems this piece was carved out of a bronze plate due to the green coloring of copper carbonation. The quality of the sculpture’s shape is still intact enough to show.
This beautiful sculpture of Mars and Venus showing how affectionate they are to each other is simply amazing. It's interesting how the goodness of love falls for the god of war, they are almost counter-parts, and the movement and texture of this piece says it all. While the texture speaks for itself, the movement follows up by speaking to the viewer in a love story kind of way.
Hadrian a Roman Emperor during the early 100s had many sculptures created of himself resembling Mars (Ares) the god of war. "Hadrian as Mars" is a prime example of one. The texture and surface of the Roman stone faintly brings out Hadrian face, even though it was very well crafted during that time.
A very beautiful and colorful painting of Mars while Venus sits on his lap practically naked. There is a great balance between the colors and shading in different areas through out the painting. The painting also shows Vulcan the god of fire who seems to be uncovering the two lovebirds from hiding, while Zeus and the rest of the gods look upon them from above.
Here we have a different outlook of Mars. While he is still fully armored and equipped with a sword, he isn’t wearing the classic Roman helmet. Accompanied not only by Venus yet again sitting on his lap but also their son Cupid the god of desire and attraction who is trying to grab a hold of his father’s sword. The colors of this painting are simply gorgeous. The amount of detail that was put into balancing each color is amazing. Each article of clothing stands out perfectly well around the background.
We have Venus showing Mars how much he means to her just by the way she is standing. Mars showing how strong he is, simply by standing there with one hand holding on to his beloved and the other holding his spear upright. This sculpture was very well crafted. With such little movement the characters still emphasis so much emotions.
This painting could almost resemble a family photo. Mars is wearing his ordinary armor as the god of war and Venus wearing regular garments. Venus seems to be tending to their son Cupid, while Mars tries to focus on taking off or putting on his spouse’s clothing. The texture of the garments on Venus are very detailed and stand out the most in this painting, along with the colors of Mars's armor and helmet.
Here we have an ordinary painting of Ares (Mars) simply taking a nap, while wearing his steel chest plate armor and helmet. This painting is very simple but yet very elegant. The gold frame around the painting really catches the eye. It includes very different size shapes that resemble all kinds of weapons and armor.
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