How To Read Paintings: Venus and Mars by Sandro Botticelli

An allegory of Love overcoming War… and much else besides

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Venus and Mars (c 1485) by Sandro Botticelli. Tempera and oil on poplar panel, 69 cm x 173 cm. National Gallery, London. Source Wikimedia Commons
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Detail of ‘Venus and Mars’ (c 1485) by Sandro Botticelli. Tempera and oil on poplar panel, 69 cm x 173 cm. National Gallery, London. Source Wikimedia Commons
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Detail of ‘Venus and Mars’ (c 1485) by Sandro Botticelli. Tempera and oil on poplar panel, 69 cm x 173 cm. National Gallery, London. Source Wikimedia Commons
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Detail of ‘Venus and Mars’ (c 1485) by Sandro Botticelli. Tempera and oil on poplar panel, 69 cm x 173 cm. National Gallery, London. Source Wikimedia Commons
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Venus and Mars (c 1485) by Sandro Botticelli. Tempera and oil on poplar panel, 69 cm x 173 cm. National Gallery, London. Source Wikimedia Commons
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