the Greek goddess of love,
Venus – a very ancient Latin divinity,
in the II century BC she was assimilated into the legend of the Greek Aphrodite,
who, by some versions, was born of sea. Aphrodite was a wife of Hephaestus,
god of fire, but had many love affairs both with gods (Mars,
and others) and mortals (Adonis and others),
which resulted in the birth of several children; one of them was Eros
See: Alessandro Botticelli The Birth of Venus, Venus and Mars. Venus and the Three Graces presenting Gifts to a Young Woman,
François Boucher. Venus at Vulcan's Forge. The Triumph of Venus. The Toilet of Venus. The Toilet of Venus. Venus Consoling Love. The Birth of Venus.
Agnolo Bronzino. Venus and Cupid. Venus and Cupid with Two Amoretti and Jealousy. Venus and Cupid with a Satyr.
Sir Edward Burne-Jones The Passing of Venus.
Correggio Venus, Satyr and Cupid. Mercury with Venus and Cupid.
Lucas Cranach the Elder Venus Standing in a Landscape; Venus and Cupid, Cupid Complaining to Venus, Venus with Cupid Stealing Honey, Venus and Cupid, Venus and Cupid.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Venus and Cupid. Venus Refusing Cupid a Kiss. The Toilet of Venus.
Giorgione Sleeping Venus;
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Venus Anadyomène, Venus at Paphos.
Angelica Kauffman. Venus Persuades Helen to Fall in Love with Paris.
Lorenzo Lotto Venus and Cupid.
Andrea Mantegna. Mars and Vernus, known as Parnassus.
Pontormo. Venus and Cupid.
Nicolas Poussin. Mars and Venus, The Sleeping Venus and Cupid. Venus Lamenting over Adonis.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Venus Verticordia.
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Venus Chiding Cupid. Venus. Cupid Undoing Venus's Belt.
Peter Paul Rubens Venus at a Mirror.
Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto. Venus and Mars Surprised by Vulcan.
Titian The Worship of Venus, Venus Anadyomene, Venus of Urbino, Venus with a Mirror. Venus and Adonis. Venus and Cupid with an Organist, Venus Blindfolding Cupid. An Allegory, Perhaps of Marriage, with Vesta and Hymen as Protectors and Advisers of the Union of Venus and Mars.
Anthony van Dyck Venus Asking Vulcan for Arms for Aeneas.
Paolo Veronese. Mars and Venus United by Love. Venus with a Mirror (Venus at Her Toilette). Venus and Adonis.