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

Venus and Mars with Cupid and a Horse

1570s
Oil on canvas, 47 x 47 cm
Galleria Sabauda, Turin

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. Venus and Mars with Cupid and a Horse is an example of this kind of paintings.