Peter Paul Rubens – author of the painting “Venus and Mars”, size 133×142. Venus is known as the goddess of love, in Roman mythology. Mars is known as the husband of Venus. Rubens became one of the founders of the new style of art – baroque. Bright images, fluffy and overweight figures in motion. The sharp transition of shadows, the contrast of colors and colors as if give his paintings energy. In his works he painted bible scenes, animal hunting, family scenes.
His paintings are an example of the high spirit of religiosity. Each of his works is filled with the deepest meaning. Bright colors, and at the same time in combination with dark shades, give the picture a uniqueness and exclusivity. Images of people, most often without clothes, nude female figures, children’s figures, sometimes the author resorted to myology. So in the picture the artist draws an angel and a spirit. A woman holding a vessel, personifying the family hearth, the sword of a man, symbolizing male power. The image of an angel as a symbol of peace and goodness, he clings to a sword, as if protecting from danger.
Representation of feminine beauty is consistent with the spirit of the time, magnificent forms indicate physical health and inner greatness. In the artist’s work embodied physicality and ponderous beauty. Gorgeous bright outfits, armor and a raincoat, nothing superfluous, everything in this picture is in harmony and combined. The picture is considered to be one of the best works of that time, preserved to this day. The picture is considered to be one of the best works of that time, having survived to the present day, it carries cultural heritage in world painting.