Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Venus and Mars Sandro Botticelli Alternative name: Mars and Venus (Botticelli) Date: 1483 Style: Early Renaissance Genre: mythological painting Media: panel, tempera Dimensions: 173.4 x 69.2 cm Location: National Gallery, London, UK Tags: Greek-and-Roman-Mythology, gods-and-goddesses, Mars, Aphrodite/Venus Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_and_Mars_(Botticelli) File Source: www.wga.hu References: www.nationalgallery.org.uk Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x307px, View all sizes In Venus and Mars, Botticelli portrays the Roman goddess Venus and the god Mars in a relaxed sensuality. Venus lies, watching Mars sleep, while four young satyrs play around, trying to wake him. In the background is the sea in which Venus was born. There is no exact literary reference for the painting, but the closest legend was in a poem by Poliziano, who in one stanza describes Venus laying down, watching Mars sleep. The Medici family, who commissioned many of Botticelli’s most famous works, were used as models in this painting, the youngest Giuliano di Piero de Medici modeling for the sleeping Mars. Sandro Botticelli Famous works The Adoration of the Magi Sandro Botticelli · 1475 - 1476 Primavera Sandro Botticelli · 1478 Venus and Mars Sandro Botticelli · 1483 The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli · 1485 Portrait of Dante Sandro Botticelli · 1495 The Mystical Nativity Sandro Botticelli · 1500 View all 134 artworks Related Artworks Portrait of Francesco Sassetti Domenico Ghirlandaio Scythed Chariot Leonardo da Vinci Pope Fabiano Pietro Perugino Baptism of Christ Pietro Perugino Confirmation of the Rule Domenico Ghirlandaio Coronation of the Virgin Domenico Ghirlandaio Journey of Moses and circumcision of her second child Pietro Perugino Pope Antero Pietro Perugino Head of a girl Leonardo da Vinci Design for a Giant Crossbow Leonardo da Vinci The Calling of St. Peter Domenico Ghirlandaio Moses's Journey into Egypt and the Circumcision of His Son Eliezer (detail) Pietro Perugino Studies of a BeWalking Leonardo da Vinci Moses's Journey into Egypt Pietro Perugino Annunciation Domenico Ghirlandaio Decoration of the Sala del Gigli Domenico Ghirlandaio Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter (detail 1) Pietro Perugino Decoration of the Sala del Gigli Domenico Ghirlandaio Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter Pietro Perugino Decoration of the Sala del Gigli Domenico Ghirlandaio 1 Load more Advertisement.