Art of love

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This gallery contains various artworks of Cupid and his parents, Mars and Venus, throughout different eras.  Different textures used in these paintings really bring the pictures to life, and the expression of love is shown in most.

Venus and Cupid, Henry Howard, 1769–1847, British, 1809, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
With this painting being done with oil on canvas, you can see the texture of the canvas in some areas if you look close enough. The textures of the painting give a soft look also.
Mars with Cupid, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Guercino) (Italian, b.1591, d.1666), 1649, From the collection of: Cincinnati Art Museum
The textures in this painting really bring to life Mars' armor and it gives a sense of depth with the background being a little softer. With Mars being the God of War, it really softens the picture, metaphorically speaking, with Cupid being the God of Love; love conquers all.
Mars, Venus and Cupid, Paolo Veronese, About 1580, From the collection of: Scottish National Gallery
The textures in this piece are really expressed in the fabric, the skin, and Mars' armor. The skin and fabric look soft, where the armor gives a sense of it being hard, cold metal. The love between Cupid and the two parents are shown.
Mars and Venus United by Love, Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari), 1570s, From the collection of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In this piece, the fabric that Mars is wrapping around himself really gives off a life-like feel to it, mentally; you get a sense of what it feels like.
Venus and Cupid, Paggi, Giovanni Battista, before 1581?, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
The texture in this painting can really be seen in the jewels of the girdle that Venus is wearing. They shine and give off a real life-like look. The bond between mother and son shows in this picture, and how much Venus loves and cares for Cupid.
Venus and Cupid, Artemesia Gentileschi, 1625/1630, From the collection of: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The textures in this picture can really be seen in the sheets that Venus is lying on and the sheer fabric that is wrapped around her. You can sense the lightness in the sheer fabric. The close bond between mother and son is expressed in this painting.
Venus and Cupid, Peter Paul Rubens, Around 1606 - 1611, From the collection of: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
The expression, "As smooth as a babies bottom..." really holds true in this one. Need I say more about the texture of Cupid's bottom?
Cupid as Victor, Caravaggio, around 1601, From the collection of: Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
The textures in this picture are pretty flawless. Cupid's wings give a feeling of fullness and smoothness. The sheet that he is kneeling on looks cool and soft.
Venus and Cupid, Correggio, 18th century?, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
You can get a sense of texture of the canvas, and what really pops the most is the softness of Venus's eyes.
Cupid complaining to Venus, Lucas Cranach the Elder, about 1525, From the collection of: The National Gallery, London
The texture of the lake in the background looks like glass, giving the reflection of the house and mountain. The texture of the wood the painting is painted on also shows through.
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