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The Feast of Venus

The Feast of Venus, 1637, Peter Paul Rubens
The Feast of Venus, zoomed in
217 cm350 cm

The Feast of Venus is a Rococo Oil on Canvas Painting created by Peter Paul Rubens from 1636 to 1637. It lives at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna in Vienna. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Cherubs and The Nude in Art. SourceDownload

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The Feast of Venus is Peter Paul Rubens’s homage to Titian and his exuberant paintings of classical antiquity. Rubens studied antiquity, and this work may have been a depiction of Ovid’s “Fasti” — which describes the Roman feast of Venus Verticordia when women would sacrifices their accessories to Venus so the goddess would save them from uncontrollable desire.

Reed Enger, "The Feast of Venus," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 20, 2016; last modified May 19, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/peter-paul-rubens/the-feast-of-venus/.

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