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Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan  1827

by Alexandre C. Guillemot

Gallery label: [br]Like the renowned painter Ingres, Guillemot was a student of the Neoclassicist Jacques-Louis David and remained his faithful follower. During their era, French academic painters turned to Greek and Roman myths for subject matter. This picture, which was accepted for the Salon of 1827, illustrates the story of Vulcan, Roman god of metalworking, snaring hi...
57-1/2 x 44-3/4 in
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art

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