Paolo Veronese: Mars and Venus United by Love (1578)

(Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA)

This is a familiar subject in paintings. Cupid binds the legs of Mars (god of war) and Venus (god of love) together with a knot. The horse of Mars is also restrained. In total the painting serves as an allegory in which the civilizing and nurturing effects of love is celebrated. Painting from around 1578.

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