Obelisk Art History

The Feast of Venus

Peter Paul Rubens, 1636 – 1637
The Feast of Venus, Peter Paul Rubens
The Feast of Venus, zoomed in
217 cmThe Feast of Venus scale comparison350 cm
See The Feast of Venus in the Kaleidoscope

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

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 depict Ovid’s Fasti, an epic poem that includes a description of the Roman feast of Venus Verticordia, when women sacrificed their accessories to Venus, imploring the goddess to save them from uncontrollable desire.

khm.at
Read More
Affiliate Links
Master of Shadows, Recommended Reading

Peter Paul Rubens was an artistic genius, but he was also a secret agent. With innate charm and a convenient excuse for international travel, this book tells the story of a Rococo master dodging plots and brokering peace between nations.

amazon ↗

By continuing to browse Obelisk you agree to our Cookie Policy