VERONESE, Paolo
(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Mars Undressing Venus

1570s
Oil on canvas, 165 x 126 cm
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Veronese painted numerous paintings of mythological subjects with erotic overtones in the 1750s. In most of them the protagonist is Venus, the goddess of love. Mars Undressing Venus is an example of this kind of paintings.