DAVID, Jacques-Louis
(b. 1748, Paris, d. 1825, Bruxelles)

Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces (detail)

1824
Oil on canvas
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

Cupid, who unties Mars' sandal, has put down his bow with the golden arrow of desire and the leaden arrow of repulsion side-by-side and not yet fired.