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The Return from War: Mars Disarmed by Venus  1612

by Peter Paul Rubens

Amid the disarray of Vulcan's forge, Venus leans into the embrace of her lover, Mars, who is transfixed by her alluring gaze. Caught up in his attraction to the aggressively seductive goddess, Mars is no longer able to carry out his military exploits. Venus removes his helmet, while mischievous putti cavort with his sword and shield. [br] In the 1600s, the subject of Ven...
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