This Baroque painting is part of a set a two painted for a military general. It depicts Mars, the god of war, with cupid. The other painting in the commission, titled "Venus and Cupid" has been lost.
This painting depicts various gods and nymphs attending a feast. This is the first work in a series of paintings commissioned by Duke Alfonso d'Este for him to decorate the study of his castle. It was completed 2 years before Bellini's death.
The is Printed picture of multiple sea gods battling in the sea with various weapons. There is also scaly creatures involved in the battle. This shows a close battle and the positions the gods and goddesses are standing in represent the drama on the print.
Apollo is admired for his moral standing and physical beauty, where his twin sister Diana is associated with chastity, archery and hunting. This shows the overall thought of how the god and goddess would look to the people.
This painting depicts the god Jupiter disguising himself as a white bull to abduct the princess Europa. Over Rembrandt's career, he rarely painted mythological subjects but this painting is an exception
The characters shown are the goddess of crops, the god of wine and the goddess of erotic love. Ceres, and Bucchus are making gestures towards Venus.
The Greek god, pan is shown. He represents lust during the renaissance and has the power to seduce nymphs with his flute. The nude woman in the center is believed to be the nymph echo
Here we have Venus, the goddess of love and procreation, leaning on Adonis. Who is Adonis? As story goes, he is labeled as "the sexiest man on earth." Venus is all over the sexiest man on earth. Makes sense?
This painting depicts Achilles drawing his sword while being restrained by his hair by Minerva. This oil sketch is the fourth in a series of eight by Rubens that goes through the life of Achilles.
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