Venus and Mars
Attributed to Giulio Campagnola
During the Renaissance, the Virgin was not the only figure depicted in blue robes. In this painting the goddess Venus is draped in blue; however, here the color is not spiritual, but rather worldly. The bright blue most likely signaled the luxury of an expensive pigment, as well as the carnality and sensuality of the partially draped goddess.
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
Gift of Helen Babbott MacDonald
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Attributed to Giulio Campagnola (Italian, Venetian, ca. 1482-ca. 1516). Venus and Mars. Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (19.1 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Helen Babbott MacDonald, 37.529 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.529_SL1.jpg)
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